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 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“.


More “Meals-In-A-Jar” videos from Chef Tess

A 7 day plan for meals in a jar by Chef Tess:

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

More recipes using meals in a jar:

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.

The Meals In A Jar Handbook: Gourmet Food Storage Made Easy by Stephanie Peterson (Chef Tess).