shopping in my closet

March 9, 2012 · 14 comments

in food, ramblings

morning #2 of project get up early to work out was a major fail.

i set my alarms last night, got all of my workout stuff ready, and went to bed early.

somehow, i managed to either sleep through or turn off without fully waking up both alarms.

i woke up without an alarm around my normal wake-up time and didn’t make my scheduled gym time.


afternoon workout, here i come! on today’s schedule is a 3rd strength workout from tina’s bootcamp plus some cross training.


last night i was poking around in our junk closet looking for the charger for my ipod shuffle. it’s dead & i have no clue at all where the charger went. :(

anyway, the closet isn’t really full of junk, it just ended up being the closet where we put everything that doesn’t have an obvious place anywhere else.

it’s also the home for all of our kitchen appliances that don’t fit in our kitchen cabinets: quesadilla maker, ice cream maker, crock pot, etc.

sometimes i go “shopping” in there to find things i haven’t seen or used in a while…

while i was in there last night, i found this guy!

nesco dehydrator

my mom “won” this dehydrator during a white elephant gift exchange over the holidays and gave it to me since she already has a dehydrator.

it lived in brad’s car for a couple weeks after the holidays because we didn’t ever bother to carry it inside. then, when we finally managed to bring it in the apartment, it got stowed away in the closet.

i pulled it out last night, cleaned it up, and am ready to use it!

nesco american harvest deyhdrator

i just don’t know for what…

nesco food dehydrator

i’m thinking cheesy kale chips are a must since i can’t burn them by using a dehydrator instead of the oven!

or some coconut macaroons since i never win gina’s giveaways!

and you know i’m going to finally make some crackers with our juice pulp instead of throwing it away!

there’s going to be a lot of dehydrating going on in our apartment this weekend – i can’t wait!


p.s. keep those giveaway entries coming!


do you have any dehydrator recipes?

anything else i should make with it this weekend?

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

ohhhhhh how fun!! i’m jealous
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:03 am

i am so excited about the dehydrator! i want to dehydrate everything. :)


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 9, 2012 at 8:28 am

I want a dehydrator! Make some eggplant chips!

I always burn kale chips too. *sigh*
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

i have never heard of eggplant chips, but now i’m intrigued!

i didn’t get to make my kale chips this weekend – our store was OUT OF KALE. that NEVER happens!


Mellissa March 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

I don’t have one but really want one. Remember the old infomercial? I seriously watched that 100 times as a kid and really wanted one.
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

lol! yes! the infomercial. :) i’m pretty sure my mom got hers after watching that.


Samantha March 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

I love making my own dried fruit trail mix with my dehydrator!
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

yum – that sounds delicious! i want to make banana chips!


Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf March 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

OMG! Our guest room closet is the same way! It’s just packed with crap that won’t fit any where else and wedding gifts we don’t have space for until we get a house. I’m actually going “shopping” in there tonight to get my chip/dip platter! Woohoo!
That dehydrator is a great find! I don’t know of any dehydrating recipes. What’s weird is that when I think of that, I think of the Friends episode with Chandler’s new roommate Eddie… hope you have a fabulous weekend!


sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:11 am

i thought of that friends episode too! and they play foosball with a dehydrated cantaloupe instead of a regular ball.


Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf March 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

YES!! And the closet situation reminds me of the episode with that messy closet Monica has for all the junk that doesn’t fit any where else lol. I love Friends.
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:47 am

oh my gosh! yep. that’s exactly what my closet is like. the rest of the apartment is so organized and relatively clean, and the closet is an absolute disaster.


Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions March 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Ooh I love “shopping” in my own stuff ~ over the holidays I found a bunch of stuff for decorating, and actually this morning I pulled out a shirt that I don’t think I’ve worn in over a year! And I got a compliment on it ~ score :)

Let me know if you make those juice crackers, and what you think of them. They look interesting but I’m just not sure!
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sarah March 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

nice! my closet is one place where i don’t really go “shopping” since i clean out my clothes so often… i hate hanging on to old stuff that i never wear!

i will let you know about the crackers. i haven’t tried them yet because we don’t have the correct kind of liner thing for the dehydrator trays. without them, the crackers were fall through the cracks!


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