Friday, July 25, 2008

So Shabby Pink - July is Almost Over!

I don't know why I have Christmas on my mind but the older I get, the faster time passes, it seems. It will be upon us before we know it!I hope you will check our website, So Shabby Pink, and our blog entries because we will be having some give always during the holidays.

Is it starting to look like Christmas?

I also bought an item not long ago that is usually sold only during the holiday season. I could not find one of these things in ANY local store. It would seem that summer would be a good time to sell dehydrators because it's the season for fresh fruits and vegetables. I had to special order it from Wal-Mart.

Somehow, I killed my old dehydrator. This is a little nicer as it has a thermostat. Oh, boy!

So far, my favorite dehydrated fruit is apples. If you dehydrate fruit, don't forget to use a product called FRUIT FRESH. It keeps fruit from turning brown. In fact, I use it in my guacamole to keep it fresh and green.

My husband and I also like beef jerky and this appliance makes it simple. It is important to get the temperature of the meat to at least 160 degrees, so I put the marinated meat in the oven for a little while at that temperature before putting it on the dehydrator trays. The appliance comes with excellent instructions and recipe book. Of course, the internet is full of every kind of recipe you could ever want. I will be happy to share some of my results!

Thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Beef jerky! I hadn't even thought to make that. Last time I did I was in the 5th grade and it was at school.

I love the things you make! They are so pretty!