My friend and I exchanged our gifts last night. It was officially the nerdiest Christmas in history. We bought each other things we really wanted. She got a Water Pik, and I got a food dehydrator.
Even though this exchange occurred late in the evening, I couldn’t leave on my trip to Anderson without trying out my food dehydrator. When I started reading the instructions, I realized there is a lot more to food dehydration than slicing and turning the switch. I knew I had apples and carrots in my refrigerator and bananas on my counter that will spoil soon, so I started slicing.
The dehydrator has four trays which sounds like a lot, but once you start slicing food it’s not as much as you think. I filled them up quickly.
I filled the bottom three trays with the apples and bananas. I’m excited about having them for the road today. The apples and bananas have a little cinnamon on them, too! Carrots are on the top tray.
I turned on the dehydrator about an hour before I went to bed. I think it was on about nine hours. They all turned out pretty well. The apples and bananas turned out exactly like I imagined. The carrots, however, dried up a little too much. I think I will take them out a little earlier next time. I have had carrot chips at the Fresh Market and absolutely loved them. I just can’t figure out how they make them. These don’t taste quite like those, but they are still good–just tiny!
Now I just need to find some more great things to do with my new dehydrator! In addition to the dehydrator, nerdy Christmas also brought me this:
This little tuft of grass can be found on the baby bottle aisle at target, but I have a lot of ideas for this little guy. See, nerdy Christmas.
I will be heading home soon. I’m excited to be with my family and also sad to leave my tree. When I see it again, it won’t be Christmas anymore; therefore, it won’t have the same sparkle. Goodbye little tree.