I thought I would try dehydrating frozen corn. I used Costco brand organic. The large bag is only around $4. I think. The nice thing with frozen corn? I can just throw it on the tray and set the dehydrator. I forgot about it honestly and the corn was in there for about 24 hours.
I ended up with one tray fitting in one jar. It doesn’t look like much once it dries.
I used my vacuum sealer to store it for long term.
This lid, in the wide mouth size, worked swimmingly. This size? Not so much. Every time I pulled the lid off the seal broke.
I came across a video where she used regular jars inside a vacuum seal container. Once you pop off the tube, after it goes through the cycle, it seals the jar.
With this method you can use jars other than Mason jars. I save all my glass jars. There is something they could be used for. In the shop or the craft room.
This is how easy it is to rehydrate. About 15 minutes soak time.
This is the brand dehydrator I use (affiliate link)
Awhile back I had a Frienday….a day where friends come over, hang out, eat my oranges. I accumulated 2 Mason jars full of peels in one sitting.
So I thought I should do something with these!
So I soaked them in vinegar for 10 days. Actually 1 jar for 10 days….the other jar is working on a month…oops.
After pouring my full strength vinegar into a spray bottle I thought woah this is still super strong.
So, after searching Google, let me tell you what I did wrong.
* Not long enough soaking for the first jar. 14 Days is ideal.
* 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Hence why I thought it smelled like Easter eggs in my kitchen.
So after rectifying these two things I am pleased with my cleaner.
I took a class. A class on how to use coupons. Not the extreme couponing, but better than one or two a week…which is what I was doing. If you are local the have classes all the time. You can find the schedule on Raking in the Savings
My initial investment:
Binder: Free. Re-purposed one that had old papers in it.
Binder inserts: $10 They were specific to coupons. They are nice because there are different size pockets.
Similar to these (affiliate link):
Sunday paper: 3 per week, rural delivery $77.
Keyword rural. It will most likely NOT be that high for you.
So $87 for my initial investment.
I started a spreadsheet. I will keep track the amount and percentage saved every week.
This was at Albertson’s this week. Now, normally I can’t stand shopping there.
My first experience with doublers was hor.i.ble.
I tried again because there was a SCREAMING deal on Progresso soup.
You could buy 4 at $1 a can add my coupon for .50 off two makes them .75 a can
Nature Valley Granola bars
2 for $5 with $1 off two
I also got deals on Barilla Pasta and Cheerios.
This particular week everything was for my prep shelf…not food we would normally eat.
So I paid $33.64 for $93.92 worth of groceries.
Do you coupon?
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Mama Kautz is a Self Proclaimed Jesus Freak. Married to The Principal living in North Idaho. Coffee Drinker, Converse Wearer, Homesteading, Homeschool Mama. She strives to blog Transparently for Christ.