We had a great night! It was almost like a Thanksgiving Feast! So many people helped out and had great ideas. I want to express a huge Thank You to Dawn and all those who helped out. Through all their work, stress, and time, we now have some wonderful ways to use our food storage - and it was great fun tasting all the recipes so we know which ones our family will actually eat. Remember, one of the points of food storage is to store things your family will eat and are accustomed to.
To re-hydrate the apples - most resources suggest that you use equal parts of apples to hot water, such as 1 cup of apples to 1 cup of hot water and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. I like to let mine sit for longer. Then you can drain off the liquid or better yet use the liquid in whatever recipe you are making and it will add more flavor!