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Friday, October 14, 2011

Freezer Space!

I just freed up my motor home freezer for ice and ice cream, which is about what it has room for.
I love ice cream - and besides the ice cream maker's bowls there's usually a tub of commercial ice cream because Turkey Hill has it in for me. I also love vegetables, fruits, and having some meat stashed away. All that in a motor home freezer has been a challenge. Until now.

How did I do it, you ask?

I discovered a company that produces high quality natural freeze-dried foods! I tried their green beans first - and was seriously impressed. Freeze-dried food retains the shape, texture and nutrition of the fresh food, removing only the water. When I added hot water to the beans, they became green beans. Ready to eat, right then, in my opinion, although other people might like them cooked more than I cook them. (I'm kind of into fresh, minimally cooked. If you like them cooked to death, go ahead - I'm sure they'll come out just the way you like them.)

Not only were they delicious - the remaining beans in the package will be good to eat for a long time. Just store airtight, dark and dry. They will not get freezer burned. They will not thaw out when my freezer decides to be less than efficient in the heat of the summer. They will not become science experiments in the back of my fridge.

So I looked into the company and decided to become an Independent Shelf Reliance Consultant so I could share this discovery with others.

My kit arrived last night, and I spent the evening checking the shipment and studying the materials and all those things a new Consultant needs to do.

But this morning, I get to play with the food! I already know that the veggies and fruits will be yummy, so I started with some things I was skeptical about. Like Whole Eggs. I'm picky about eggs. In the name of product knowledge, I fixed breakfast.

I am impressed. I reconstituted enough egg powder for 2 eggs and made scrambled eggs. Next time I'll make up more eggs! They were quite yummy!

I had figured they'd be good for baking - but that they are good all by themselves as scrambled eggs was a very pleasant surprise.

Another thing about THRIVE foods is that most of them are available in 3 sizes: #10 cans (gallon), Pantry Cans (5.5" high, 4" diameter), and Mylar Pouch. (a pouch of green beans contains 7 servings). The Pantry Cans are excellent for those of us who live in RVs and have limited storage space. The pouches are great for camping.

If you should decide you would also like to free up your freezer for Ice Cream, please make sure that you see Jane Cassidy's Store in the upper right of the website before you place an order with Shelf Reliance. That way I get credit and you get the best pricing.



Saturday, October 08, 2011