posted on Feb, 19 2014 @ 12:26 AM
I am interested in stocking up some meals in a jar. Sometimes called dry canning, the meals are not required to be kept in jars but could be sealed
in Mylar bags as well. Point being assembling the dry ingredients to create a meal at a later time by just adding water. To help out, I've
purchased a cookbook called The Meals in a Jar Handbook by Stephanie Peterson. There are many other meals in a jar cookbooks available as well, but
this is the one I chose. Now to the problem...
Having received the book and being interested in many recipes, I find myself at a loss as to acquiring some of the ingredients. The author works with
Honeywell, so all recipes call for a particular Honeywell product however should also be available through other brands as well. As a specific
example, the Broccoli Cheese and Rice Casserole jar calls for: dehydrated celery dehydrated onion, and freeze-dried broccoli.
Is it possible to purchase these in a normal grocery store? There is no Honeywell located near me, or even in my state. While it is true I could
order these items online, to do so I would have to order many types of things in very large quantities. While I wouldn't mind purchasing in large
quantities, I simply don't want to without trying the meal first. No use stocking up or purchasing ingredients for meals I don't like.
If anyone can advise me, this is what I am looking to discover:
Where are ingredients such as dehydrated celery and onion and freeze-dried broccoli located in a regular USA grocery store, if at all?
I tried to search for a store or business like Honeywell near me but might be using the wrong keywords, what would you search for if looking for a
store like this? I literally typed in 'stores like Honeywell in TX' and 'LDS cannery' and things. I got nothing.
Am I totally screwed here and in order to try any of these meals once, I'm going to have to buy huge cans online and pay shipping?