|The dehydrator. It lives in the mudroom. Takes up too much counter space!|
But it's all good, someday I'll use that dehydrator to do something really cool...like make dried fruit or something. In my free time. HA! (ie. I will probably never make dried fruit. But I'd like to. Kinda like that moment when you realize you'll never complete even 1/100th of the cool things you've pinned on Pinterest. Life goes on.)
Anyway, when you're making jerky in a dehydrator, you've gotta rotate the trays every four hours (so every layer can be dried evenly). It's not that it's a time comsuming activity, just something to think about/is on your conscious radar throughout the day.
|Rotate your dang trays!|
Here is a sign your husband may be thinking entirely way too much about rotating his jerky trays:
Scene: Early morning, both sound asleep, sun is still down.
Hubs: Thrashes wildly, sound of water spilling.
Me: Rolls over, "Huuhhh?..."
Hubs: "It's ok honey, I just knocked over a glass of water."
Hubs: "Well, I dreamed I was changing the jerky trays and was surrounded by a pack of wolves. They where trying to get my jerky and I had to keep swatting 'em away! So I guess I swatted this glass of water instead."
Me: "Bahaha! I'm just glad I didn't get unconsciously swatted by accident!"
Think of me next time you enjoy some tasty jerky. (And keep me in mind if you run across a recipe that uses less salt!)