|15 lbs. of bananas|
I dehydrated 15 pounds of bananas for about 48 hours because I want them so dry they snap when bent. For my efforts, I now have three quarts and one pint of dehydrated bananas. There was about a cup of dehydrated bananas that I used as a snack on Saturday. No, I did not eat the whole cup of banana chips. The rest are in the car for snacking later.
Since I paid $0.20 per pound for the bananas, I am supremely happy with the results.
The quart jars were on sale for 20% off at the store going out of business. The blue pint is a new one.
Since I will want to reused the lids, I quit writing on them. For years, I wrote on the lid and had to try to re-label for the next storage event. I quit using tape that required working up a sweat to remove it. This is blue painter's tape and a sharpie, used to make a not-so-pretty but effective label. The writing will be easy to see and the label comes right off. Okay, since these are going to be on a shelf over my head, I labeled the front in the same manner, just a piece of painter's tape. That way, I can see which are bananas from the first of the year. But, I am too tired to go take a picture. Use your imagination just this once.
Of course, these jars of food will be stored in the dark so that the nutritional value will not be destroyed. Some people like to store canned/dehydrated food as a part of their décor. Some people store canned/dehydrated food in rooms with windows. Both storage ideas drain the nutritional value from the food. Light should be managed! Keep your home-canned food in the dark.
It will be good to have bananas to rehydrate for banana bread. Yes, these are for snacking, too.
Are you a banana lover like I am?