I have always been fond of apricots. My grandpa has a farm in Idaho and we used to go almost every summer when I was a kid. We loved exploring the farm, riding horses, chasing peacocks, milking cows, and picking apricots. There’s nothing better than a fresh, juicy, ripe apricot on a hot summer day.
We were out walking the other night and bumped into our neighbors who have an apricot tree. They said they weren’t going to use them this year so we could pick what we wanted. I of course ran home and got a bag, I wasn’t going to let those apricots go to waste.
I decided to dry most of them. I washed the apricots, cut them in half and placed them in our food dehydrator. When I woke up the next morning the apricots were dried and ready to be bagged. They aren’t the prettiest things, but they are a great healthy snack!
I also made apricot sorbet and will be sharing that recipe soon! Stay tuned, it’s a winner!
Penny Pinching Pantry Raid Update
I went to Sunflower Market this week to stock up on produce. I was running low and I can’t live without my fruits and veggies. Josh’s mom is also visiting this weekend so I wanted to make sure we had fresh produce for our special guest.
Wednesday is double ad day at Sunflower-everything from the week before and the new week is on sale. I got some great deals:
1 bunch of cilantro-50 cents
1 eggplant -55 cents
4 white peaches-$1.31
4 yellow peaches-84 cents
1 green pepper-50 cents
1 cantaloupe-50 cents
7 Roma tomatoes-$1.18
2 zucchini-59 cents
1 cucumber-50 cents
Head of Romaine lettuce-99 cents
1 garlic clove-34 cents
So far we have spent $23.34 on food this month. I think we are going to make it. Our friends from CO stayed with us last night and Josh’s mom is visiting all weekend. Don’t worry we are not starving our guests:) Have a great weekend everyone!