Every year about this time, I pull my Snackmaster food dehydrator out of the garage and give it a good scrub.
Suzy Snacky is one of my servant-girls. She will sit on my counter faithfully humming away to preserve the foods we find all summer long.
Last Thursday while I was volunteering at our local food bank they had a pallet-full of organic bananas. I brought home a whole box.
Now, the organic part is better, I’m sure, but it doesn’t make that much of a difference to me one way or the other, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want pesticides on my foods any more than the next mom, but when I was growing up and we raised much of our own foods, vegetables, fruits, chickens, hogs and beef, it was pretty much all organic anyway and we didn’t pay more for it, I guess that is the part that is my gripe.
But, alas, I digress.
So I brought home my box full of bananas and immediately filled Suzy with all the trays I could find.
My kids love dried bananas, they call it banana candy. One batch, 9 trays, fills a gallon size storage bag. It will last about a week and a half. I wish they would stretch it out longer, but they love the stuff, and who is going to quibble about them eating fruit instead of Smarties and bubble gum?
Not this Mom.