Prepping has had unexpected benefits of all kinds. Am sure others have found the same, each of us depending on our lifestyles.
We work from home, so it would seem that I have plenty of time to do routine things. But that’s not always the case. Of course, working from home means I’m trying to do inside things like housework, cooking, along with my office work, as well as give time to the garden, etc. In other words, finding the balance any working woman struggles to achieve. The big difference, I don’t lose travel time from my life – BUT – am expected to cook 3 meals a day!!!
And this is where prepping has exposed me to knew ideas. Like cooking in advance (not new), and DEHYDRATING the results. Butternut squash, brown rice, chilli, even home made soups!
One of the prepper forums asked me why I would want to dehydrate cooked rice, after all, rice only takes 20 minutes, right? But we want BROWN RICE and that’s 45 minutes minimum. So a cooked portion just has to be thrown in water and rehydrated. When the day is busy, and it’s suddenly 1/2 an hour before lunch, throw a steak on the grill, some rice in the water, heat up some veggies, and that long cooking lunch is ready in less time!
One day I’ll have enough cooked rice to set some aside for an experiment in rancidity. Raw brown rice going rancid where white rice does not. But what about cooked brown rice?
and bulk buying!!!! Not everything, but we’ve discovered that freeze dried blueberries are a great snack food, as well as rehydrate nicely for making other things. Husband loves dehydrated apples. Powdered/dehydrated cheese. You will never look at mac and cheese or cheese soups the same! Bulk soup mixes and bullion. I repack them into smaller quantities and vac seal them, but they do indeed get used up. price is absolutely cheaper per/oz or serving than smaller supermarket packaging. sometimes the quality is better!
So the S may never HTF, but I’m glad I’ve been exposed to all these new things, new foods, new techniques.