Last night I took a picture of our dinner and with the contractor being here, totally forgot to show you. How did you make it through the night without knowing what we had for dinner? 🙂
Seriously, the reason I wanted to show is because I cooked some of the dehydrated potatoes. Later today I will do a post about dehydrating potatoes but before I told you about the beauty of dehydrating potatoes, I wanted to show you that once rehydrated, they truly are edible. Vince said he would not have known they weren’t fresh from the garden so that’s very nice to hear.
When gardening, it seems there’s often feast or famine. Right now, we’re overun with yellow squash. Three of them is more than we can eat. Each day I’m picking about a dozen of them so even if we eat squash every single night, I’m not able to use them all so I will dehydrate some of them.
On the plate, you will see potatoes from the garden, dehydrated, rehydrated and cooked, squash from the garden, tomatoes from the garden and ham from the youth fair pig that we bought. Everything on that plate was grown in my county and most of it was grown in my back yard.
The reason that I have already used a bag of my dehydrated potatoes is because one bag wasn’t sealed completely and ended up with air in it so I used that bag to get photos for the blog. The potatoes I’m drying today will go into quart Mason jars and will be sealed with the jar lid attachment. Not sure if it’s environmentally better but I feel better using the jars I will re-use, even though though the lid will not be re-used. I have not had good luck with Tattler re-usable lids for vacuum sealing but I do love them for pressure canning.