Here’s this weekend’s experiment… dehydrating carrots! I know how to live life on the edge, baby!
Every Saturday that the boys are at their dad’s I empty out the fridge and dry the apples that are left. Usually the kids bring home a bag or two of apples from their father’s shop and so I need to use up what’s not eaten. Long term readers of this blog will know that due to child support issues, I absolutely HATE to waste anything that they boys bring home from their dad’s. I freeze, stew and dry anything that we haven’t managed to get through.
I’ve been drying apples since I bought the dehydrator, but as I’m the only one that eats them they’ve been mounting up, until I had the brilliant idea of taking a jar of them to work and keeping them at my desk to nibble on. I rarely eat fruit unless it’s cut up for me so this has been a great way to use the apples and make me healthier. With the added bonus of giving me a sugar hit so the Caramello bears for sale in the staffroom aren’t enticing me with their siren call.
Last week when I did an Aldi shop carrots were on special for 99c a bag. I bought 3 bags, forgetting that we already had 2 or 3 bags in the fridge. Depending on how this experiment goes, the excess will be either dried, or grated and frozen.
And just to finish off, here’s a shot of Molly in the dog bed that Evan4 rigged up for her using a towel and his bathrobe.
Apparently she looked cold on her regular dog bed.