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OBX2Kayak
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04/22/2014 07:23PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Getting ready for the season. I've got beef and turkey jerky drying right now. Dehydrated twelve helpings of baked beans earlier. Tomorrow is lasagna.

What's in your dehydrator?
 
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04/22/2014 09:17PM  
Doing 3#'s of hamburger right now. Something different every day of late......less than a month to go.
 
OldFingers57
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04/23/2014 09:52AM  
Mostly doing veggies and fruit. Sliced strawberries and Granny Smith Apple rings dusted with Cinnamon.
 
pvanvoor
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04/25/2014 06:16AM  
This guy has some great meals for the dehydrator.

Link
 
Twins87
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04/27/2014 12:49PM  
Black beans, rice, pinto beans with jalapeños and fire roasted tomatoes.

All from cans, our favorite easy at home side dishes. Should be good for soft shell tacos.
 
canoepaddle
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04/27/2014 01:44PM  
Shredded buffalo chicken made in the crockpot. Just a portion for this try to see how it dehydrates and re-hydrates. I'll let you know the outcome. Thought it may be a good start for a dinner with tortillas.

canoepaddle
 
Jess
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04/27/2014 04:43PM  
5 meals of beed stroganoff and 3 meals of cheeseburger macaroni.
 
SourisMan
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04/27/2014 05:34PM  
quote Jess: "5 meals of beed stroganoff and 3 meals of cheeseburger macaroni."

Cheeseburger macaroni? Sounds good! Do you have a link?
 
HammerII
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04/28/2014 03:36AM  
right now this moment its filled with fresh cut chives, followed by yet more chives.
 
Jess
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04/28/2014 12:14PM  
For the cheeseburger macaroni I used this recipe

1 lb lean hamburger meat
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (or petite diced tomatoes)
2 cups beef broth (or water)
1 cup elbow macaroni
Brown and drain hamburger meat. Stir in taco seasoning, Rotel, beef broth, and macaroni. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover pan. Simmer 12-14 mins until macaroni is tender.
Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce….
2 Tablespoons butter
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour and cook, whisking for 5 minutes until fragrant and light brown in color. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Whisk until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Add the salt and pepper to the cheese sauce. Pour the cheese sauce over the hamburger mixture. Stir gently to combine.

I wasn't sure how it would dehydrate with the cheese and milk. It worked great. I flipped it over during the process of drying. I have a heavy duty Cabelas dehydrator. It's the one with the glass door. It can pretty much handle anything. Hungry Hammock Hanger has some good recipes on his site.
 
SourisMan
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04/28/2014 01:51PM  
Many thanks Jess. That does look good....I'll give it a try.
 
OBX2Kayak
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04/28/2014 07:19PM  
Thanks for the recipe, Jess. I'm going to give it a try.
 
Jess
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04/29/2014 12:28PM  
I forgot to mention that I rinsed the hamburger after I browned it and then added it back in.
 
04/29/2014 02:09PM  
Funny you should ask- as I just moved the dehydrator loaded with our favorite tuna pate to the garage because it was stinking up the place!

This spread on crackers is a favorite lunch-
White Bean Tuna Spread#
 
04/29/2014 05:52PM  
quote pvanvoor: "This guy has some great meals for the dehydrator.


Link "


That made me hungry. Thanks for the link.
 
04/30/2014 01:21AM  
quote ripple: "Funny you should ask- as I just moved the dehydrator loaded with our favorite tuna pate to the garage because it was stinking up the place!

This spread on crackers is a favorite lunch-
White Bean Tuna Spread# "


That sounds like something I would love!!!
How long and at what temp are you dehydrating that at?
 
dblwhiskey
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04/30/2014 07:40AM  
Right now my wife is drying my daughters Prom flowers so she can keep it for her memories. Its not what I had originally thought of when I bought my dehydrator. Lol
 
OBX2Kayak
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04/30/2014 08:59AM  
quote dblwhiskey: "Right now my wife is drying my daughters Prom flowers so she can keep it for her memories. Its not what I had originally thought of when I bought my dehydrator. Lol"

Extra food as a back-up, perhaps?
 
05/01/2014 06:53AM  
quote luft: "quote ripple: "Funny you should ask- as I just moved the dehydrator loaded with our favorite tuna pate to the garage because it was stinking up the place!


This spread on crackers is a favorite lunch-
White Bean Tuna Spread# "



That sounds like something I would love!!!
It is really delish!! Plus filling and good for you. I make a very crunchy/seedy cracker that lasts forever- then we spread this on it. sometimes it is dinner too!

How long and at what temp are you dehydrating that at?"

140 degrees- it's meat even if it is already cooked. It was in for about 10 hours with lots of flipping around.
 
05/01/2014 07:14PM  
quote ripple: "quote luft: "quote ripple: "Funny you should ask- as I just moved the dehydrator loaded with our favorite tuna pate to the garage because it was stinking up the place!



This spread on crackers is a favorite lunch-
White Bean Tuna Spread# "




That sounds like something I would love!!!
It is really delish!! Plus filling and good for you. I make a very crunchy/seedy cracker that lasts forever- then we spread this on it. sometimes it is dinner too!


How long and at what temp are you dehydrating that at?"

140 degrees- it's meat even if it is already cooked. It was in for about 10 hours with lots of flipping around. "


I am going to bring this on my upcoming solo! Thanks for the temp and time.
 
jeroldharter
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05/02/2014 11:51PM  
Spaghetti sauce
Frozen white corn
Refried beans
Browned ground beef
 
OldFingers57
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05/03/2014 06:09AM  
I'll be glad when summer comes around and I can dehydrate some things from the farmer's markets. One of my favorites is zucchini chips, which are zucchini sliced very thin and dusted with garlic or onio powder or a chili powder. Like eating healthy potato chips.
 
OBX2Kayak
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05/03/2014 09:30AM  
quote OldFingers57: "I'll be glad when summer comes around and I can dehydrate some things from the farmer's markets. One of my favorites is zucchini chips, which are zucchini sliced very thin and dusted with garlic or onio powder or a chili powder. Like eating healthy potato chips."

Sounds good. I think I'll give it a try.
 
alpinebrule
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05/31/2014 10:21PM  
Chinese Vegies for Chicken/Pineapple/Cashew

Homemade Hummus for lunch.
 
06/01/2014 06:52PM  
Just finished shrink wrapping some stroganoff and beef jerky. Have homemade spaghetti sauce cooked with all stuff from our garden last year drying now. Will be making chili mac tomorrow. My partner was tasked potatoes this weekend, sliced and hash browns.

We're going to eat good!
 
06/07/2014 10:48PM  
Just fired up 5 trays of Bush's baked beans. Hamburger, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, veggies, and peppers to follow. We leave in a week.
 
Freebs
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06/08/2014 05:51PM  
Just did a batch of chili and 1.5 lbs of chicken. Last weekend was spaghetti and some hamburger.
 
06/08/2014 06:40PM  
Lazy today, just 4 lbs of hamburger but thanks for the baked beans idea. I had been planning on these but forgot about them.
 
Twins87
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06/09/2014 07:58AM  
Just sealed up five trays of black bean chicken chili last night.

I'll be doing ground turkey and/or chicken some night this week. Maybe some frozen veggies and apples for apple crisp.

Then I'm probably done for a little while. The top shelf of the freezer is overflowing with dehydrated items.

We leave in less than three weeks and have the menu mostly ready. First time we'll be bringing our own dehydrated food and a lot less fresh food. Excited to see what we think and hope that it was worth the purchase :-)
 
Frenchy
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06/09/2014 05:06PM  
Ground Beef and Ground Pork today.

Sliced bananas and Hubbard Squash from last years garden yesterday.
 
MIWildflower
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06/09/2014 07:50PM  
I currently have 4 trays of Ripple's "Jumbalaya" in the dehydrator. I have tried this in the past with my usual Jambalaya recipe, and we ended up eating chewy chicken in Yosemite. But I gave it another try with her recipe. I dried a small amount last night, and although it took about and hour and a half to completely rehydrate, it was really delicious. Looking forward to having this in BWCA, and I'll take some additional creole sauce "leather" to cook that wonderful walleye that we intend to catch.

Thanks, Ripple!
 
06/09/2014 09:03PM  
I'm going to get fancy this week. Japanese curry comes in chocolate brick style breakable pieces in a pack. My plan is to precook potatoes, carrots, chicken, and onions in a pot. Drain water and dehydrate, then rehydrate the mixture and add the curry cubes in the woods. Pour over rice, pot cooked (none of that instant stuff). I think it may be the best meal of the trip // hopefully anyway.

Does anyone see any flaws in this?

 
Swampturtle14
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06/17/2014 10:36AM  
quote okinaw55: "I'm going to get fancy this week. Japanese curry comes in chocolate brick style breakable pieces in a pack. My plan is to precook potatoes, carrots, chicken, and onions in a pot. Drain water and dehydrate, then rehydrate the mixture and add the curry cubes in the woods. Pour over rice, pot cooked (none of that instant stuff). I think it may be the best meal of the trip // hopefully anyway.

Does anyone see any flaws in this?

"

That sounds delicious! Here is my input and how I would do it. I convert lots of recipes to my dehydrator and use a large jet boil pot as my main cooking appliance.

The water you drain out of that pot will have tons of flavor & goodness, you don't want to lose your vitamins down the drain. You are also putting everything into water, making it a longer dehydrating period-no big deal really. You could put it all into a skillet and sauté it or bake your food in the oven. My version would be to roast all of the veggies in the oven, sauté chicken in a pan & season. You could put it together and dehydrate or leave the meat & veggies separate since they tend to rehydrate differently. You might want to leave the skin on the potatoes, as they might break apart during rehydration. Good luck and let us know how it turns out....Japanese curry...mmm.
 
06/23/2014 09:31AM  
Dehydrated all day yesterday....
Black Olives (Sliced) for on top of my Reflector Oven Pizza
Red and Green Peppers (sliced up) for my Pizza and for spicing up my knorrs Terryaki Chicken.
Hamburger
Broccoli
Spaggetti Sauce for Pizza topping and Goolash

I Love getting ready for canoe country and EATING Good Food!

SunCatcher
 
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