I'm the enrichment leader in our ward and as usually, I've made a mountain out of a mole hill. We started losing our connections with one another and felt like we needed to meet together as a whole on a regular basis. So we have a once a month get together.
This month we are doing canning, food preservation, etc.
I volunteered to do beef jerky and fruit leather. (I never really do them, they just sounded like the easiest assignment....wrong).
I called the butcher and got him to slice two roasts for jerky. Never asked the price, the slicing was free, but I ended up with $25 worth of skinny meat. I have a microwave, 2 hour and 12 hour versions.
I may let you know later how everything goes.