Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spaghetti Jar Meal

I just created a dry mix spaghetti sauce and could not wait to share it with everyone. I made this last night for dinner and my grandchildren loved it. There words "this is better than store bought" I am so smiling inside as I share this with you. I am hoping you like it as much as they do.

Spaghetti Jar Meal

1/3 cup Basic Sauce Mix
1/4 cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1 teaspoon Thrive Dehydrated onions
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of dry parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of minced dry garlic
2 teaspoons of dry green bell pepper flakes 

In a one quart wide mouth mason jar add broken spaghetti noodles or any pasta about a inch from the top...Make up the dry mix spaghetti sauce and put it in a baggie and put it on top of the jar put in a oxygen absorber and add lid and ring.

To Make The Jar Meal
Remove the baggie with sauce mix and set a side cook your Spaghetti noodles and drain. While that is cooking,
In a sauce pan add 1 1/2 cups of water and whisk in the sauce mix cook on med to low heat and continue to whisk until it thickens turn it to low and let it simmer for about 5 to 10 mins. 
spoon over spaghetti noodles.

Monday, March 19, 2012

ABC's Sloppy Joe's Jar Meal

ABC's Sloppy Joe's Jar Meal
1 cup Thrive FD Hamburger
3/4 cup Thrive FD Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Thrive FD Bell peppers
1/2 cup Abc pasta
1/4 cup Thrive Celery 
1/4 Cup Thrive  Corn
1/4 cup Thrive Tomato power
4 Tablespoons Sloppy Joe Seasoning mix
Layer Ingredients in a one quart caning jar add oxygen absorber and label.

Sloppy Joe Seasoning mix

1 cup Dried Minced Onion
3 Tablespoons Green Pepper Flakes
4 teaspoons dried minced Garlic
2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
2 teaspoons Celery Seeds
2 teaspoons chill powder
mix well together and store in a air tight container.

To cook the Jar meal 
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil turn off heat let sit for 10 to 15 mins to rehydrate turn heat back on and let Simmer for 20 to 25 mins.

Savory Onion Roll Jar Mix 

1/4 Cup dehydrated onions flakes 
3 1/3 cup bread flour 
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dyed parsley
 1 envelope yeast

place the onion flakes in a small Zip lock baggie and set aside.
Combine ingredients except for the yeast, in a one quart jar. add the baggie of onions and the yeast to the top of the mix and close the jar.  vacuum seal and store the mix in a cool, dry place.

To Make
follow your bread machines instructions... add the Jar Mix, yeast and onions to 1 and 1/8 Cups of Water (105 to 110 degrees F) along with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil... I put my machine on the dough cycle and when it is done I cut and shape them into rolls I get about 12 rolls out of this jar mix.  
I let the rolls rise again and then brush the tops with butter and bake at 350 for about 20 t0 25 mins.  Until golden brown...
If you do not have a bread machine use traditional instructions.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Chili Jar Meal

Chili Jar Meal
1 cup Thrive Instant Red Beans
1/2 cup Thrive Tomato Powder
1 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Cooked Ground Beef 
1/2  cup Thrive  Mixed Bell Peppers
1/2 cup Thrive Diced Freezed Dried Tomato Dices
1/4 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Thrive Chopped Onions
1/4 cup Thrive Freezed Dried Celerly 
1 Tablespoon Beef Bulloin 
1 Tablespoon Chili Seasoing Mix

In a one Quart Mason Jar add
1 cup red beans and the 1/2 cup tomato powder
shake the tomato powder down into the red beans.

In a med sized bowl add...
all other ingredients mix well...Add to quart jar put in your oxygen absorber and lable and date.

To Make
Put 8 cups of water in a pot and bring to a  boil add the Chili Jar meal and simmer for 25-30

Chili Seasoning Mix

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix well together and store in a air tight container