Success!!! I am absolutely giddy!
This is what the jar of pureed sauce looked like when I started yesterday. As it dried, the fact that the tomato is a fruit and the sauce is on the sugary side created a fruit leather consistency initially.
No, really. Seriously. Please? 🙂
Anyhow… Eventually, almost 24 hours later, the sauce dried out enough that I could peel it from the fruit leather tray and place it on the drying rack.
It finally was crispy enough this morning to tear it into about 1″ size pieces and put them into the bowl of my Ninja mixer (which I adore).
It worked!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy moly, it worked!!!!!
A big jar of sauce like the one on the left had become these perfect little chunks and crystals of tomato sauce. Amazing. 🙂
Dinner for 6. 🙂 That’s about 2/3 of a box of Quick Cook (3 minute pasta), an entire bag of frozen peas, and a whole jar of pasta sauce. My theory behind using the Quick Cook is that if I use the right amount of water, the whole thing will cook up at once, thus reducing our need for fuel.
Here’s a picture of the three original states for comparison of size! My storage space requirement has substantially dropped!
We’re going to cook it using the rocket stove that Adam made to test out how functional it is in an emergency situation.
I’m really looking forward to that!