Monthly Archives: December 2012
Turnips, along with most other root vegetables, are fairly cheap and easy to dehydrate. This time of year, they are very easy to find and usually on sale.
Wash and peel your turnips
Slice into thin pieces, the easiest way to do this is to use a mandolin slicer.
You can then blanch them (I don’t blanch my turnips) and then place them on your trays.
I leave them on overnight at 125′ F to make turnip chips. You can eat these as is. They are great with dips as well. Or you can rehydrate them and use them as you would fresh turnips.
We all have people we know that don’t prep, won’t prep, haven’t heard of prepping or you just can’t bring it up.
No worries, here’s some sneaky gifts to prepare them without their knowing.
-flashlights (children especially like these)
-preassembled emergency kits, because you care!
-meals in jars, this is a cheap easy way to make sure they have some food in the house, look for recipes on google (try mixes, soups etc)
-knives or weapons for the manly men out there
-candles… so easy! most women love them and you can decorate a box of matches to go with it!
-books books books!! try food preservation for those who love cooking, homesteading for the gardeners, manuals for crafty people
-gift cards for stores such as bass pro or cabelas
-jars of jams and jellies, be sure to include the recipe so they can make some too!
you can even get them board games, card etc to help with boredom if they were to encounter an emergency.
This obviously is just a short list, but hopefully it will give you some ideas to secretly help your loved ones be a little more prepared.