Since my garden was a bust this year, I decided to order some dried food staples from San Francisco Herb Company. They have many food items for pretty reasonable costs. I ordered dried minced onion, dried spinach, vegetable soup mix and stew vegetable mix. My favorite is the dried spinach. You can put it in most anything--spaghetti sauce, soup, and dip mixes. It is so convenient and it makes a great spinach dip! I made a quick pot of soup this past Sunday with the soup mix--just added some spinach and frozen beef broth--yum!
Next year I hope to be able to dry my own veggies( if the deer don't get to them first) I see a fence in my future!!
I just love storing food in my jars!