Friday, March 29, 2013

Stock Your Pantry with Homemade Meals That'll Last a Year


Imagine coming home from a long work day to hungry kids and having a pantry
filled with meals in jars that require just water and limited time. Dinner
has never been so easy.

Introducing "Meals in a Jar," a new cookbook that takes the stress and
guesswork out of cooking.

"Meals in a Jar" is packed with step-by-step instructions for 125 natural
breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts, including Biscuits and Gravy,
Braised Short Ribs, Turkey Pot Pie, Breakfast Burritos, White Chocolate
Cranberry Cookies and much more.

Not only are the recipes in this book perfect for carry-along camping fare,
weeknight dinners, meals for Dad (or your teenager) to prepare, they can
also be lifesavers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or

Who wouldn't want to save time and money while eating their favorite
flavorful meals?

The 411 by Maria:

I was very excited to read this book. My husband and I often talk about creating a stockpile of meals especially since we spent almost a week without electricity last year with the kids and while we enjoyed and survived it would have been  harder had it been a little while longer. There is only so many meals I can cook on a propane stove.

The book definitely breaks down every step. What I learned was that I would have to purchase a lot of things for me to make this work such as: pressure canners, a food dehydrator and a vacuum sealer to name a few and while that isn't in the cards right now I was indeed interested.

A book shelf full of ready to go canned meals sounds great however this is not for people like me who want to just put a jar together and be ready to go.  There is a lot that goes into canning but I have a few friends I know would absolutely think this book was worth it's weight in gold.

The book did make me think though. I am certainly interested in eventually canning for our future reserves and perhaps making this a community effort with a few families in my town. It could definitely help if some of my friends already have a lot of the equipment. Some of the ingredients like dried eggs I had never heard of but I am sure there is a place nearby that could help me.

If you are looking to live life off the grid, or if you want to make sure you can take care of your family should you need to. This is your book! Now, if only the author would make one for dummies, I would be  on board to get started right this second! 

Enjoy and cherish your loved ones.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest opinion


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