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Meal planning Part 2; Drying

After my initial canning obsession, I started to look into drying my produce. Just because I didn’t like the taste of some foods canned and all the space they take up. Mushrooms are the best example. They just came out ruined in my opinion. Another thing I found, is that not all vegetables and fruits hold up that good with canning. Sometimes I like my vegetables still to be crisp, in soup for instance. Don’t get me wrong, I have canned soups on hand; pumpkin, tomato, beef… The thing I started doing different is that when I need to make soup for more then two (just us) I  now use my dried vegetables. I cook the broth with the vegetables and then add the canned chicken meat or tomato soup. This does not only insure we don’t always eat the same soups, it’s less expensive and way more time-efficient! Continue reading