Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jars, Jars, Wonderful Jars

I have always had a thing for jars. I don't know what it is, but I see one sitting in a nice sunny window and I feel good. They are reminiscent of the old days and carry a feeling of home and fresh made food. My husband probably thinks I am crazy, but I save good looking jars and milk bottles. I use them for all sorts of things around the house. I may use one as a vase for flowers, one as a home for lost buttons or pennies, and my daughters have been known to use jars to mix playful magic potions.

Food in the pantry or refrigerator also looks so much prettier sitting in a nice jar. I try to avoid storing food in plastic for extended periods of time, due to the leeching of chemicals, so this takes care of that as well. We mix our own drink concoctions and salad dressings in these wonderful glass containers and also store any left over food for the fridge. My daughters have fun picking out the perfect size jar and like to make labels for the leftovers..."Mom's Yummy Pasta Salad" or whatever the meal may be. Opening my fridge is a treat and leftovers look so much more appetizing. Best part is these storage vessels of beautifully diverse shapes and sizes are FREE! Rinse out that pasta sauce jar and there you have it, instant storage for another item. Or if you want to get fancy they sell canning jars at kitchen stores. I have a mixture of both. I think the more diverse my collection the better my food looks.

Buy yourself some fancy jars right here: 

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