If you want to make meals in jars so they are all ready ahead of time check out Big red kitchen. They have a bunch of recipes and advice on getting a lot of jars done quick like roasting all the veggies in the same pan and removing them individually as they are done ( green beans first, potatoes next and carrots last). The cook the meats in a similar manner. Neat way of preparing the meals in jars. At the bottom of their post you can find links to even more meals in jars.