View Full Version : Dehydrating/working full time?? how
10-12-2004, 03:16 PM
What do you do when you want to make tortillas, or something that needs deydrating during the time your at work?
Has anyone figured out a solution? I want to make Alissa's recipes, but have the darndest time to find time :confused:
10-12-2004, 05:40 PM
I'm a SAHM, but I still have to find time to do my dehydrating or preparation of raw meals because I have a lot to do here (homeschooling, my online business, cooking for the rest of the family, etc.). What I generally end up doing is making things a day ahead of time. For example, I knew I wanted essene bread, so it's in there now and while I would have liked to have it tonight, I can look forward to it tomorrow.
Sometimes I'll prep something and get it in there before bed and then the next day when I wake up, if it needs to be flipped over onto the tray and off of the sheet, I'll do that and then by the time time the next afternoon/evening arrives, it's done. But it really depends on how long it needs to dehydrate and you kinda just have to plan it out like that.
Also, on your days off, make a few items at a time to have for the next couple of days or so.
But I'm hoping that some of the other's who work outside of the home and prepare raw meals will chime in to help ya out!
10-12-2004, 06:55 PM
I really appreciate your feedback. I guess its just a matter of learning and definetely hoping it going to come out nice.
Im looking forward to using that dehydrator that I have used 4 x in the last 3 months.
plan, plan plan.. :rolleyes:
10-12-2004, 09:34 PM
lol I feel your pain Konacoral :)
Yes it takes some planning but Alissa's recipes are really worth it. When I get back from vacation my first thing to make is her pizza. :)
10-20-2004, 05:02 AM
I try to dehydrate overnight, and I also do it in big batches!
10-20-2004, 12:19 PM
I've found that if I make crackers or something else that won't be harmed from sitting in the dehydrator for awhile, that I start it in the evening after work. That way, it'll have 5-6 hours in there and when I go to bed, I flip it. I then stick an autotimer (like the ones you buy for lamps) and set it to turn off 5-6 hours later. I then take the stuff out in the morning. It's worked well so far! The moister stuff I tend to do on the weekend so I don't have to stress about it drying out too much. Oh, definitely do more than one thing at a time. I have a four tray dehydrator and if I make burgers that only take up two trays, I'll stick some crackers or fruit leather in too.
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