Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Not All Canning

I love having the freezer full, but fully recognize that the loss of power can make it dangerous to keep all things in the freezer.  I love canning and having things on the shelf.  However, I grew up believing you shouldn't put all your eggs into one basket.  This weekend I took advantage of a sale on bell pepper.  





12 large bell pepper yielded me enough bell pepper pieces for a full quart jar

These will be easy to toss into soups, stews, casseroles, etc.
I can choose to rehydrate them first, or just let the cooking liquid do it.

Since I already had the dehydrator out and on the counter, I decided to dry some mushrooms, too.
Dried mushrooms are my preference over canned.
They seem to add a depth to dishes.
(However, I will eat either and keep both on hand.)

4 comments:

  1. Very nice to have on hand in deed. I like having dried mushrooms on hand for salads, and I love the bell peppers. They are so good and healthy for you too. :)

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    1. I love soaking mushrooms and using the liquid in gravy. It adds another layer of flavor.

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  2. I love dehydrating mushrooms, pineapple slices and peaches. I have not had much success with peppers but I grate and dehydrate zucchini and cabbage to toss in soups or casseroles.

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    1. I've never tried drying cabbage and zucchini. Do you do anything to prep them first or just grate and go?

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