I managed to pick up four heads of celery for $1 at the local market. Thats too much for two people to eat in a week....or two ...or three. So I decided to dehydrate them..
Its about time! Ive only had it since last year (shame on me)!
Also.. Hubby was given a bag of apples... and three avacados from a work mates garden. Now the avacados will make a lovely guacamole..but the apples I plan to dehydrate tomorrow and also make some apple sauce.
I spent well over an hour trimming, chopping and washing the stalks...
and blanching them for a few minutes in boiling water
Then spreading them evenly on dehydrater trays.
I dont throw away the heads or bottoms...as they are full of flavour.
I pop them in a ziplockbag and stick them in the freezer
They are ideal for when you are making stock or beef broth
After 12 hours they are ready...
and its crazy they have dried to almost nothing
Five trays of celery reduced to less than a pint jar
I have a busy week ahead at home. Fall decorating..cooking and preparing foods for the freezer.. food preserving..baking for the Church sale plus a few extra cookies for the Ladie Bibles Study on Thursday. I have to try and fit in a couple of walks too. The time is going to fly
It may be Fall but its still pretty warm here in California...so no stews just yet...but they are coming!. Breakfasts are the same.. oatmeal, cereal.. or omlettes... and lunches the usual soup and/or sandwich
I have a last minute change to this weeks meal plan. Hubby phoned this morning and said his work mate has brought us a couple of avacados from his garden so I'm going to make Hubbys favourite Guacamole. Its great as a dip...and especially good on burgers.
So time to get at it.. Have a wonderful week.
Weekly Plan - 24th September 2018 Monday Shepherds Pie, Cabbage Tuesday Vegetable Stir Fry WednesdayPork Chops, Potato Au Gratin, Broccoli ThursdayKorean Chicken Kebabs, Vegetable Rice Friday Guacamole Turkey Burgers
SaturdayDay Out with Hubby SundaySpaghetti and Meatballs