Thursday, March 26, 2020

Free Meals in Jars Recipies Cookbook

You will find the recipes under the Meals in Jars Cookbook tab

Feel free to copy and past to a word doc and then print.

May God Bless you and Keep you and your family safe as the world goes though a very rough patch.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Free Sauces and Mixes Recipes

Free Sauces and Mixes Recipes

Sauce and Mixes
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You will find the recipes under the sauces and Mixes tab also check 
back as I am working on getting up the Meals in jars cookbook recipes us as well.
May you all stay safe during this pandemic.
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Today I am giving away my work

I am giving away my work and recipe's away for Free you will be able to go under the  Sauces and Mixes Recipes Tab  there you will find what you are looking for.

Also make sure to look under Meals in Jars Cookbook tab they are free as well it should be up in a couple of days so please check back. 

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Meals In Jars Formula

For Creating Your Own Meals In Jars Recipes

What I have found that works best for me is to make a list of five different categories. Under each category list all of the different ingredients that are available on the market that come in the freeze dried or dehydrated form.

1)Freeze Dried Meats 
2)Pasta, Rice, Dried Beans and all of the types of Dehydrated potatoes such as sliced, cubed, hash browns etc. 
3)Freeze dried and dehydrated vegetables and fruits 
4)Sauce and Seasoning Mixes 
5)Dehydrated Cheeses

The quart sized canning jar will hold four cups of ingredients so we only have a four cup limitation to work with.  We will not count the sauce mix as we can shake it down in the jar filling in all the empty spaces.

So now that we have made our lists and have sterilized the jars and checked for cracks and chips on the rims we are ready to create a new jar meal recipe.

I am now going to choice a Freeze dried meat from the first category. For this example I will pick freeze dried ham chunks knowing that I only have a four cup limitation I will use 1 cup for the ham and add it to the 1 quart canning jar.

Moving to the second category I will pick dehydrated sliced potatoes and use 1 ½ cups of the dehydrated slice potatoes, I know that I still want to add cheese to the top of this dish so I am saving 1 cup just for the cheese.

Now on to category three freeze dried and dehydrated vegetables and fruit. I have room for freeze dried bell peppers so I am going to add ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of freeze dried bell peppers and 2 tablespoons of freeze dried chopped onions.

Next we will move on to the sauces and mixes category and I will pick the recipe for 1 can of cream of mushroom soup mix (the powdered version) make up the recipe and shake it down in the jar.

We only have one cup left that we can add to our jar and I saved that for the cheese. Because I will want rehydrate the cheese when I go to make this meal I will put 1 cup freeze dried cheader cheese in a baggie before placing jar. We have used up all of our space in the jar the last thing we need to add is a 300 cc oxygen absorber or you can use your jar attachment to your food saver to extract all of the air out of the jar to seal it. This is how this jar meal will be shelf stable for 7-10 years.

Choose a method of labeling and attaching the directions to this meal. When you store the meals put them in a cool dark place.

When you are ready to cook your jar meal creation figuring out how much water to add is a little tricky I start with 2 ½ cups of water and take into consideration the ingredients that are in the jar meal. If you are making this meal on the stove top you can easel y add more water until you get to the consistency you would like.

What I do is start with 2 ½ to 3 cups of water and bring it to a boil turn off the stove add the jar meal and let it rest and rehydrate for 10-20 minutes then resume simmering on low heat string every few
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minutes  until the pasta and veggies are tender adding a little more water as needed until you know how much water it will take for that jar meal you will want to have a pen and paper handy to keep track of your results.

I hope this helps getting you started on making your own meal in jar creations to build your long term food storage.
I am adding a link where you can find ingredients for your jar meals.

Jennifer Ess

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Frezzed Dryed Meats To Add To Your Food Storage

I just recived my Lehman's catalog and was so happy to find freezed dried hamburger patties, freeze dried chicken,  freeze dried sirloin steaks, freeze dried pork chops,freeze dried chicken patties, freeze dried salmon fillets, also freezed dried shrimp, smoked ham and Cod. This gives you so many more meal choices for for your food storage I am so excited to give these products a try.  If you would like your own free catalog you can get it HERE

They also carry many many Items for off the grid living.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Noodle To make or Store

To Make or Store
Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Noodle
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 2 cup Wide Egg Noodles
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. set aside.
  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain excess fat.
  • Boil water in microwave safe bowl.
  • Add bouillon cubes and stir until dissolved.
  • Add bouillon mixture to skillet and stir to incorporate.
  • Add milk and stir to incorporate.
  • Add seasoning mixture and stir until blended.
  • Add egg noodles, stir and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes to thicken.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Heads up...Just Ran Across a FEMA Report On Our Power Grid

6 Things That Will Happen If Our Power Grid Goes Down

1. All commerce will cease. The ATMs won’t work, the banks won’t open, and the cash registers won’t…well, register. For a while cash will be king, but if the crisis goes on for more than a few weeks, then people will view it as worthless. We’d be back to a barter economy in short order.

2. Communications will shut down. If you think you can rely on your cell phone to work in a disaster, think again. In a crisis, when everyone instinctively reaches for their phone, that limit is quickly surpassed and the radios on the tower get sluggish, thus causing the fast-busy signal. Mobile analysts estimates that a cell site can handle 150 to 200 calls per second per sector. When a large group are making calls at the same time, the network can’t handle the amount of calls. More importantly, communications with police, firefighters, and ambulance services will cease. Many of the workers in these positions will try to soldier on, and keep doing the best job that they can for as long as they can. However, without ordinary citizens calling them to report crimes and emergencies, they’ll be helplessly watching their communities burn down around them. It won’t be long before they give up, ditch their posts, and return to their families.

3. Without electricity, all forms of fuel that our society relies on will stop flowing. All of our vehicles will be dead in the water, and more importantly, the trucks will stop delivering food. The grocery stores will be stripped bare in hours, and will not be replenished for a long time. Even if you live in an area that is rich in agricultural resources, there may be no food to be had, since those farms rely on fertilizers and farming equipment that must be delivered by trucks.

4. And of course many of those farms will lack water, as will your plumbing. For a couple of days after the power goes out, you’ll still have running water since water towers rely on gravity to feed the water to your home. However, electricity is required to clean that water and pump it into the tower. Once it’s out, that means that you won’t be able to flush your toilet. So not only dehydration be a major threat, but without the ability to remove human waste or wash your hands, every community will face daunting sanitation problems.

5. When the grocery stores are stripped bare, the pharmacies won’t be far behind. Millions of people who rely on life saving medications could die in the weeks and months that follow. But perhaps more shocking is what would happen to the people who aren’t using drugs that are immediately life saving. 13% of Americans are using opioid drugs, which are highly addictive and cause horrendous withdrawal symptoms. Another 13% of Americans are on antidepressants, and likewise, the withdrawal symptoms are pretty problematic. In other words, within a few weeks after the grid collapses, about 25% of your neighbors are going to be in an awful mental state that is not conducive for survival.

6. And finally, one of the most shocking things that people will have to deal with, is the lack of GPS. The GPS satellites will probably keep running, but eventually the devices that read those signals will give up the ghost. These days people are pretty reliant on GPS for directions, and there aren’t as many paper maps lying around. The average person is going to be utterly lost if the grid goes down.

You can read the FEMA Report Here

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Chicken Pot Pie Soup Meal in a Jar recipe

Turkey/or Chicken Pot Pie Soup- Meal

This recipe was originally formulated to be a jar meal, but could be done on it's own as well. This has been a favorite with all the people that I have shared it with. I now use chicken in this recipe most often. Tastes just like a turkey or chicken pot pie, warm, delicious, and fullling.

1 c. THRIVE Turkey Dices - Freeze Dried or use Thrive chopped chicken 
1/3 c. THRIVE Carrot Dices 
1/2 c. THRIVE Chopped Onions - Freeze Dried 
1 c. THRIVE Potato Dices - Freeze Dried 
1/3 c. THRIVE Green Peas - Freeze Dried 
1/3 c. THRIVE Velouté (Rich Chicken Gravy) 
1 tbsp. THRIVE Butter Powder 
1/2 tbsp. THRIVE Non-fat Powdered Milk 
1 tbsp. Ground Sage 
1/2 tbsp. Black Pepper 
1 tbsp. Dried Parsley

 Add contents of jar to 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Stir well. Simmer 10-15 min. Add one to two Tablespoons of  flour to thicken soup if desired. Enjoy