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Ron Mauer Sr
27th November 2012, 22:00
For emergencies, preparing for hyperinflation and rising food costs or simply when there is little time to fix a meal, meals in a jar have a lot to offer.

These meals in a jar by Chef Tess (http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2011/04/emergency-preparedness-and-everyday.html) have a shelf life of 7 – 10 years using dehydrated and freeze dried ingredients. Just add water and heat. A one quart Mason jar will feed a family of four. Many more recipes can be found on Youtube and other places. Just search for “meals in a jar (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=meals+in+a+jar&oq=meals+in+a+jar&gs_l=youtube.12..0l2j0i5l7.608.3689.0.10466.14.10. P0Vws)“.

Meals In A Jar on Fox10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh312Xsu724&feature=BFa&list=PL8A522E50F2F5904D)
Baked Ziti Casserole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XSI09Omt9rE)
Hawiian Style Teriyaki Beef with Vegetables (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpARB1r9IFM&feature=BFa&list=PL8A522E50F2F5904D)
Thai Chicken In Spicy Peanut Sauce (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mgJX4b8DyI&feature=BFa&list=PL8A522E50F2F5904D)

More recipes using meals in a jar:

Pasta with ground beef, sausage and tomato sauce (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17hT4jz6LS8&feature=related)
Cream soup with multiple uses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tUlcHNkyNQ&feature=related)
Chili Mac in a jar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipNNx6S_3RM)

After all dried ingredients are put into a jar, oxygen can be removed using a Pump-N-Seal, a FoodSaver or by using oxygen absorbers (http://ronmauer.net/blog/?page_id=2705).

27th November 2012, 22:34
FYI oxygen absorbers are exactly the same as "hand warmers" (both use iron oxide)

handwarmers are very inexpensive, "oxygen absorbers" not so much.

Great idea btw, thanks for the heads up on Meals In A Jar

28th November 2012, 14:57
good stuff , thanks for the info

29th November 2012, 06:36
Wonderful Post rmauersr!

Thanks so much. I am going to try to relocate next year and get set up
in an organised way. This gives me a lot of exciting ideas. M6*

Ron Mauer Sr
29th November 2012, 23:02
More homemade long term storage meals in a Mason jar by Chef Tess:

Made from dehydrated or freeze dried ingredients. 5-7 years shelf life. Just add water and heat.
A 7 day plan for meals in a jar by Chef Tess (http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2011/04/emergency-preparedness-and-everyday.html):

Hamburger Stew
Taco Soup
Cheeseburger Skillet
Stroganoff Skillet Meal
Cheese Turkey Noodle Casserole
Broccoli Cheese and Rice Casserole
Turkey Noodle Skillet Meal

More on the blog (http://ronmauer.net/blog/?page_id=2947)

Lone Bean
22nd April 2013, 17:44
I've gone to the Honeyville site, but still can't find the "amazing wok star" seasoning. Anybody know where I can find it? Thanks!

22nd April 2013, 19:17
i think those are a great idea, especially when using dehydrator for most of the dried ingredients. :)

Ron Mauer Sr
22nd April 2013, 20:28
The blog for Chef Tess (http://cheftessbakeresse.blogspot.com/2012/08/spice-blends-are-in-now-we-have-8.html) may be a way to get more info.

" Chef Tess Bakeresse™ Amazing Wok-Star ™
Beautiful musical notes of the Orient will burst from your latest dish when you add this tangy, spiced-citrus blend to your stir-fry, marinades, rice dishes, sauces and grilled vegetables. It is sure to transform any ordinary dinner into a concert for your mouth!
Ingredients: natural soy sauce powder (contains wheat), natural lime juice powder, garlic, onion, lemon zest, orange zest, ginger, cinnamon, spices, coconut powder, natural misquite smoke flavor.Contains Wheat. No sugar or MSG. "

22nd April 2013, 20:47
Wow, Rmauser, thanks so much. I'm going to give some of these a try - very cool :).