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Meals in a jar : quick and easy, just-add-water, homemade recipes
Languille, Julie, author.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Offers advice and recipes for preparing ready-to-cook meals to be kept on the shelf in jars until they are ready to be prepared, covering natural breakfasts, dinners, and desserts.
General Note:
Includes index.
Ready-made meals -- Canning and dehydrating -- Ingredients, equipment, supplies -- Breakfast is in the bag -- Soup's on -- Primarily pasta -- Ready-made main course -- Ready-made meals sidekits -- Snacks, beverages, and extras -- Desserts -- Logistics.
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TX833.5 .L25 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Pull it off the shelf. Mix with water. Cook. Serve.
It's as quick and easy as preparing a box of mac and cheese--but it's not store-bought junk, it's your favorite dishes made from scratch. With Meals in a Jar and a little planning, you'll have your pantry stocked with healthy, delicious ready-to-cook meals, like:
* Tomato Soup with Cheese
* Cheddar Garlic Biscuits
* Cornmeal Pancakes with Syrup
* Breakfast Burritos
* Chicken Chipotle Soup
* Carnitas
* Braised Short Ribs
* Turkey Pot Pie
* Coq Au Vin
* Rustic Fruit Pie
Meals in a Jar is packed with step-by-step instructions for natural breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts that allow even the most inexperienced chefs to make scrumptious, nutritious dishes. Not only are the recipes in this book perfect for carry-along camping fare, rushed weeknight dinners and meals for Dad (or even a teenager) to prepare, they can also be life-savers in times of disasters like fires, blackouts or hurricanes.

Author Notes

Julie Languille is passionate about both food and preparedness. She owns a dinner planning website with thousands of recipes compiled to make dinner planning, shopping and cooking easy for families. She teaches workshops on preparedness and long term food storage and regularly hosts food packaging parties where families gather to make pre-packaged meal kits to build their own food storage as well as bless families in need. Julie lives with her husband and family on lovely Whidbey Island, in the Puget Sound near Seattle, and when not cooking loves to read, sail and kayak in the waters near her home.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Ready-Made Mealsp. 7
Chapter 2 Canning and Dehydratingp. 11
Chapter 3 Ingredients, Equipment, Suppliesp. 21
Chapter 4 Breakfast Is in the Bagp. 29
Omelet in a Bagp. 30
Pancakes 4 Waysp. 31
Wheat Berry Cerealp. 32
Mueslip. 33
Morning Muffins 4 Waysp. 34
Cranberry Walnut Muffinsp. 35
Granolap. 36
Breakfast Burritosp. 37
Oatmealp. 38
Gritsp. 39
Cream of Wheatp. 40
Cornmeal Pancakesp. 41
Eggs and Sausagep. 42
Eggs and Baconp. 43
Biscuits and Gravyp. 44
Chapter 5 Soup's Onp. 45
Beef, Lentil, and Pasta Soupp. 47
Home-Canned Beefp. 48
Cream of Asparagus Soupp. 49
Black Bean Soup with Sour Creamp. 50
Cream of Broccoli Soupp. 51
Cream of Cauliflower Soupp. 52
Broccoli Cheddar Soupp. 53
Carrot Ginger Soupp. 54
Nourishing Beef, Lentil, Brown Rice, and Noodle Soupp. 55
Potato, Chive, and Cheddar Soupp. 56
Turkey and Mushroom Noodle Soup Mixp. 57
Chicken Noodle Soupp. 58
Chicken Rice Soupp. 59
Chunky Beef Soup with Barley and Tomatop. 60
Chicken Chipotle Soupp. 61
Creamy Wild Rice Soupp. 62
Lentil Soupp. 63
Armenian Lentil Soupp. 64
Mexican Bean Soupp. 65
Pasta e Fagiolip. 66
Split Pea Soupp. 67
Tomato Soup with Cheese and Croutonsp. 68
Tortilla Soupp. 69
Beefy Brown Rice and Vegetablep. 70
Chapter 6 Primarily Pastap. 71
Macaroni and Cheese 4 Waysp. 72
Home-Canned Spaghetti Saucep. 74
Pasta and Sauce Ready-Made Mealsp. 75
Macaroni and Beef in a Creamy Tomato Sauce aka Beefaronip. 76
Baked Pasta Ready - Made Mealsp. 77
Creamy Baked Pasta Ready-Made Mealsp. 78
Pasta with Vegetable Sauce in 4 Varietiesp. 80
Spaghetti with Breadcrumbs and Olives, Mushrooms, or Sausagep. 82
Tuna Noodle Casserolep. 83
Pizza Kitsp. 84
Chapter 7 Ready-Made Main Coursep. 85
Chuck Wagon Chilip. 86
Braised Short Ribsp. 87
Beef Burgundyp. 88
Beef Barbecuep. 89
Saucy Joesp. 90
Spicy Chipotle Beef 4 Waysp. 91
Braised Brisketp. 92
Machacap. 93
Beef and Vegetables 12 Waysp. 94
Best Ever Baby Back Ribsp. 98
Pulled Porkp. 99
Carnitasp. 100
Spicy Braised Porkp. 101
Tamarind-Braised Pulled Porkp. 102
Braised Country-Style Ribs 4 Waysp. 103
Tamarind-Braised Pork Ribsp. 104
Braised Chicken and Mushroomsp. 105
Braised Chicken Legs and Thighs in Tomato Saucep. 106
Classic Chicken and Vegetables 10 Waysp. 107
Chipotle Chickenp. 113
Coq Au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine Sauce)p. 114
Chicken Piccatap. 115
Turkey Rouladep. 116
Beef Stroganoffp. 117
Chapter 8 Ready-Made Meals Sidekitsp. 119
Rice Sidekitp. 120
Buttered Noodlesp. 120
Gritsp. 121
Polentap. 121
Mashed Potatoesp. 122
Dinner Rollsp. 123
4-Hour Baguettesp. 124
Popoversp. 125
Biscuits: Cheddar Garlic Biscuits, Sweet Cinnamon Roll Biscuitsp. 126
Pie Crustp. 127
Cheddar Cheese Pie Crustp. 127
Cornbread, Corn Muffins, or Corn Pancakesp. 128
Flour Tortillasp. 129
Corn Tortillasp. 130
Naan Breadp. 131
Syrup Sidekitp. 132
Vegetable Sidekitsp. 133
Fruited Rice Pilaf Mixp. 138
Chicken Roni Pasta Ricep. 139
Curried Rice Mixp. 140
Beefy Rice and Mushroom Mixp. 140
Indian Rice with Cashews and Raisinsp. 141
Chickeny Rice with Almonds and Dried Cranberries aka "Northwest Pilaf"p. 142
Chapter 9 Snacks, Beverages, and Extrasp. 143
Popcornp. 144
Kettle Cornp. 145
Beef Jerkyp. 147
Sweet and Savory Spiced Nutsp. 147
Spicy Roasted Chickpeasp. 148
Dry Chimichurrip. 149
Lemonadep. 150
Hot Cocoap. 151
Chapter 10 Dessertsp. 153
Cobbler Mixp. 154
Rustic Piep. 155
No-Bake Cookiesp. 156
Oatmeal Cookies with M&Msp. 157
Sugar Cookiesp. 158
Chocolate Chip Cookiesp. 159
Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookiesp. 160
Pecan Sandiesp. 161
Cowboy Cookies (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip)p. 162
Peanut Butter Cookiesp. 163
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookiesp. 164
Butterscotch Cookiesp. 165
Magic Bar Cookiesp. 166
Sugar and Spice Nutsp. 167
Chapter 11 Logisticsp. 169
Recipe Indexp. 173
Acknowledgments and About the Authorp. 175