One of the emerging trends in the Pinterest and the blogosphere would have to be Mason jars. More specifically, how you use Mason jars to plan meals or serve food. I haven't yet tried some of these myself, but I know friends that have and find it successful for a few different reasons.
1. Easy-to-prepare dinners
Quick layered dinners can provide variety and nutritious ingredients without the work of preparing them on a hectic night. Prepare a bunch of Mason jar meals ahead of time and then you'll have them ready at the helm when you need them.
One of the most popular ways to use the Mason jars for meals is with salads. The layering keeps your lettuce from getting wilted and you get fresh ingredients that you can simply dump into a bowl for lunch. No need to keep separate bags of veggies in your fridge. Simply take and go!
3. Serving baked goods
4. Gift ideas
Prepare something handmade that the recipient can later enjoy themselves, such as ingredients for a great batch of cookies. I've made these in the past and they are a HUGE hit!
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