I have one of those dehydrators that Ron Popiel used to sell on television. The husband loves beef jerky and we've made tons of it over the years. He's going on a camping trip next weekend. One of those where they have to hike two hours up a freaking mountain to get to the lake and campsite. You only take what you can carry in your pack, so we've been shopping for dehydrated food and making jerky. The husband mentioned that banana chips would be a good food to take and we remembered that Ron Popiel used to show how to dehydrate fruit on the dehydrator.
Sounded easy enough. Off to the store to buy a big bunch of bananas. I sliced them and placed them on the trays. A couple of days later I had little brown circles of leathery chips that didn't even taste like bananas. Figuring I must have done something wrong, I repeated the process, this time soaking them in a mixture of water and ascorbic acid to prevent the browning. They didn't get as brown but the result was much the same.
So, I went to the grocery store and to see if I could buy banana chips in the bulk food section. After brutally murdering two bunches of bananas I bought the chips for $1.46 a pound. I'm pretty sure that's less than the cost of the bananas I ruined.
Oh, and yesterday I wrote a two page scene. Then realized that it was totally useless and had no place in the book. Threw that away too.