This little e-book has great recipes for mason jar salads, using international flavors to add variety. As you know, I'm always on a quest to change up the lunchbox scene, trying to avoid the mundane square sandwich.
I've got three girls in high school this year. (Need any drama? I'm sure I'll have extra.) We whipped up some mason jar salads for day 2 of school.
I used a Salads To Go recipe for vinaigrette, then we layered red peppers, tomatoes, avocado, chicken, mozzarella (cut-up string cheese), and baby spinach. The after-school verdict was "delicious" and "maybe a little too much food" for my skinny Spaniard.
The one key point missing from Salads To Go was what size jar to get. Pinterest led me to this article that revealed the magic size is a quart jar.
I picked up 12 jars for $10 and change and Walmart. Ball mason jars are BPA free and dishwasher safe, not to mention a lot cheaper than the Pyrex my kids (and spouse) been losing at school (and work) for years.
That's my first favorite.
At Peter's graduation party, I used half pint sized jars, $.50 boxes of Crayolas, and all those school pictures I've been collecting over the years for table decor. We covered the tables with brown craft paper, and the kids, teens, and even the odd adult took advantage.
I used pint-sized jars, raffia, and Gerber daisies from Costco for centerpieces for Polly's baptism. Her real name means daisy. Get it? Daisies?
I found this Mason Jar Flower Frog at my local gardening store, but you can get them from Amazon too.
I just stuck a few cosmos from the garden in there. I'm going to be growing a lot more cosmos next year, they did much better than my marigolds.
The last way I like to use mason jars is for my favorite beverage. Unsweetened iced tea. Made with Lipton. I'm not fancy.
Anyhoo. I'm linking this link-up with Heather.
Also, Micaela is going to link-up a new and fabulous on-line book club today! Please check it out, I'm in it. You should be too.