Monday, April 24, 2017

Waste Not, Want Not

I was given a box full of sweet potatoes that were picked last fall.  Amusingly enough they came through two people who didn't want to deal with them and made their way to me.  It took me all day, but I have them all processed and added to our food storage.

This box held a lot more than I was expecting.

I ended up with a dehydrator full.
4 saved for a side dish of baked sweet potatoes.
14 quarts of canned sweet potatoes 
6 pints of canned sweet potatoes
10 cups of puree -- enough for 4 deep dish pies



9 comments:

  1. Why would someone not take free food. I have a sister who left bacon in the fridge till it went bad and she threw it away. There were a couple of pounds and when I told her she should have froze it she laughed and said she doesn't freeze that much meat. More money than sense. Cheryl

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    1. I'm the same way. I try to freeze or preserve things any way I can.
      I just can't bring myself to throw it away. I cringe if I accidentally let something to too long and have to toss it. Today I put 5 bananas in the freezer for future banana bread.

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  2. That was a big job, but what a nice windfall for you. Just discovered that I used the last of my canned sweet potatoes up, better be a good crop this year!

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. It was a very nice gift. I was down to 1 jar in the pantry that I kept passing over because I hated to use up the last of them. Now I don't have that problem and I think we are set for the year.

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  3. Your efforts are well worth it. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks. I see a traditional meal with sweet potatoes as a side at least once a month for the rest of the year.

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  4. What a great find for you! That was so nice of whoever it was to give them to you and what great use you put them to. That will last for a long time. Terrific. :)

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    1. Thanks. I thought it was really nice of her, too. I think we should be set for the year. (My husband is the most excited about just "having" to eat sweet potato pie...lol)

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  5. Wow! That is a great find and you really ended up with a nice stash for your pantry.

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