Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Easy Breezy

Kitchen Gadgets
This apple peeler, corer, slicer was a good purchase ($19.99 - 5.00 off coupon = $14.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond). I was peeling, coring and slicing apples and pears on my own with a paring knife and the fruit would turn brown really fast and they would be too thick or uneven. So I purchased this gadget and thought I'd give it a try. WOW!!! It is quick, easy and the slices are even and look awesome. I didn't even get a chance to use it for a while. My pre-teen son loved using it and enjoyed helping in the kitchen.
Also shown in the photos is my semi new Nesco Food Dehydrator. I wanted one of these for a while, but was being frugal and didn't want to buy it for full price at the store or Online. I happened to stumble on this great find at a garage sale and scooped it up for $15.00 which saved me about $40.00. It had only been used once to dry strawberry's and then sat in a garage. It came with four trays but could stack up to twelve. Now I'm on the lookout for more trays. We've dried apples, pears and kiwi so far. They taste wonderful and make great healthy snacks and an added treat for sack lunches. Does anyone else dry foods and what is some of your favorites?


NEW FAMILY said...

So far my favorite thing to dehydrate are the apples. We love them around here. I took a bunch to Bunko last night and everyone seemed to enjoy them. What a quick and delicious healthy snack! How did your kiwi's turn out?

The Griffith family Adventures said...

I don't have any fav. foods to eat dehydratred, however, If you add a couple slices of citrus sprinkled with clove and/or cinamon to the trays it will make your whole house smell yummy!!!!

Keri said...

My favorite is Strawberries! So far I have only tried Strawberries, Bananas, Apples, and Pineapple. Everything but the pineapple tastes so much better than the store bought kind and there is no added sugar!