Tonight, I am using some dehydrated collards to go with our dinner meal. The collards were purchased frozen on sale. I dehydrated them and sealed them in jars to keep from using precious freezer space.
I will go into more detail on dehydrating specific items in later posts, but wanted to give you a snippet of information on using dehydrated items. If you are interested in specific items, how to dehydrate them, and how to use them once dehydrated, please let me know and I will incorporate them into future posts.
Buying items on sale and dehydrating them is a great money-saver. Not only does it help you lock in your food costs at a low purchase price, it doesn't take up precious freezer space and there is no risk of losing everything in case of a power outage. As I have said before, you don't have to start out with a top of the line dehydrator. Be on the look out for one at a thrift store or garage sale. I have often seen them for $5 or less. If you don't find one, remember that Christmas is coming and it is OK to ask for "out of the normal" gifts!