I have been on the look out for a dehydrator for a while now (since mine broke) :( I have found a few but they had been used (a lot). This past Friday I stopped by a yard sale (can you believe, yard sale winter...) on the way to take mom to speech therapy and low and behold they had a dehydrator, still in the box! I spoke to the lady, she said she never got around to using it yay! Happy Dance, because I got it for $5.00! This was a big thing on my list for saving money, I do can and freeze, but dehydrating food can be so convenient to use! just put it in a zip lock bag or jar and store on the shelf, cant wait to try it out this week. (but making soap first) :) Another big thing on my list toward saving is getting our cellar repaired, it is usable the way it is (but just). The cellar is well over 100 years old and the concrete in places is in bad shape. I know it would be easier to take out and replace, maybe close to the same (cost wise) but I like the old, when I walk down there I feel like the stories it could tell.... Well one step at a time. :) See my dehydrator, ain't she pretty
I also found a powdered egg recipe that I want to try over at Modern Day Redneck, we have been getting a lot of eggs lately and I had never thought about dehydrating them, I think its a great idea!
If anyone has some good recipes for dehydrating meat, veggies etc. please give me a holler I'd love to try them :)