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
3. Serving baked goods
What a fun way to dress up a party than to choose jars that are
small enough for guests to hold and carry? Consider this fun recipe
bread or this adorable rainbow
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!
If you're looking for a just a few general pins for jar recipes,
you can check out this list, which includes corn dogs,
pasta, or even just to plan ahead.
Have you gotten involved in the Mason jar food trend? I'd love
to hear how you've used the jars and whether or not it works for
you. Check out our boards here: Samantha & Chicago Parent.
See more of Samantha's stories here.
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