When you look at a Mason jar, you might see a glass for drinking water, a vessel for canning jam or a craft project waiting to start. Amanda Rey sees an alternative to Tupperware for storing easy-to-deliver meals.
In recent months, Rey started a company called Home in a Jar that sells a week’s worth of prepared meals that are stored in ready-to-microwave glass jars. For $90, you can buy seven entrees and seven desserts that Rey will deliver to you. Most of her customers are college students from Austin, College Station and Waco, but she also sells quite a few meals to people who live in condos downtown.
Each week’s menu includes meatball lasagna, chili and cornbread, chicken and dumplings, turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and a pot roast dinner. The desserts range from red velvet cake and cherry cheesecake to a smoked pineapple upside down cake.
You can order the meals by calling Rey at 512-290-5277 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the full menu and details at facebook.com/homeinajartx.