Very Brief History:
Invented and patented in 1858 by John Landis Mason, these jars are still largely used for their original purpose: canning and preserving food. While canning and preserving fads have come in waves over the last century, mason jars are now used for more than their original use. Look up mason jars on Pinterest and you’ll find a multitude of non-food related activities to use Mason Jars on. In this post, I would like to share with you why I think Mason Jars are awesome and what I use them for.
*Long lasting and reusable, unless broken.
*Versatile. It will hold almost everything you need it to: canned produce, homemade preserves, unused coffee grounds, brewed coffee, other drinks, can go in the fridge and freezer as well as the pantry.
*Pretty uniform when it comes to lids. No hunting around for the correct one.
*They come in a variety of sizes and colors.
What I use Mason Jars for:
*Storing leftovers, mainly soup and coffee.
(Photo taken inside the fridge.)
*Portioning out foodstuffs to be frozen, like chicken broth or cheese.
Photos of my messy freezer. Both of these have cheese in them.
*On the go drinks. There are new lids and straws for this.
*Mason Jar gifts for Christmas.
Christmas 2015 gift.
*Dry tea canisters. I received a lot of lose tea, and wanted to combine the same tea types into a single container.
Purple anniversary Ball wide mouth edition jars.
I did find some different styles at my local Dollar Tree:
A hinged one
And BABY mason jars!!! OMG these are so cute!
With these two new style finds, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s Christmas gifts!
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© Cori Large 7 June 2016