I’ve been saving the extra asparagus for the past week or so and had two gallon zipper bag stuffed full. I was so sure that would fill all four trays in the freeze dryer but it only filled two trays.
The groceries we picked up yesterday . . I had six bunches of celery. Is that what you call celery? A pack, a bundle? Heck . . it escapes me now. I had bought six to freeze dry because when all this started, I had no celery.
It took about 1-1/2 bunches to fill one tray and it took forever to chop that celery. I said “heck with this” and used the food processor, which took about 2 minutes to do it all.
The food processor sliced it thinner than I did by hand so it’s better for the freeze dryer. I still have three bunches of celery left. I’ll probably freeze dry one more tray of celery and keep at least part of a bunch to use fresh. I’ll either fill up the other trays with asparagus or eggs . . about all there is around here right now.