On a whim the other day, I decided to put some vegetables into my dehydrator. They dried, and then I rehydrated them, mostly too check out taste and texture, but also to see how easy it was.
Turns out? It's easy.
Then, a friend of mine had the idea that if I can dry veggies, why not put packets of vegetables together? Throw a packet into a slow cooker with whatever else in there you want, and voila. Soup. Or a casserole. Or whatever else you want.
Pretty phenomenal. There's also something darn neat about a bucket of carrots becoming a little over a cup of dried veggies.
So, that's the plan. I'm not sure I'll divide them out, but I"ll definitely do a bunch of dried vegetables. SO easy!
This could also solve my walla walla onion issue...They don't have a long storage life, but if they're dried, they'll maintain sweetness AND live longer. Hmmmm...
Other than that, life rolls on. I've been feeling pretty stagnant recently. Maybe it's fall slowly rolling in. I want change.
But the good news is this desire for change did mean the laundry room got cleaned yesterday.