I know I’ve mentioned it before, but yeah, I just completely missed the boat on the mason jar trend sweeping the interwebs a few years back. Charming though they were, I couldn’t find the space for them in my tiny bungalow kitchen. But somehow, they started to win me over. And I found myself thinking “well…there is that little bit of storage space back there behind the re-usable glass storage dishes….”
I went to the hardware store on the corner for some dish soap earlier this summer (because our hardware store is the closest one-stop shop that has everything under the sun), and impulse-bought a pallet of mason jars. And then it was over. My life would never be the same.
Now, I have large mason jars, small mason jars, blue mason jars, and a mason jar light fixture. I pack oatmeal in them, I layer salads in them, I pour smoothies into them. I use them to store leftover sauces, use them for bathroom storage and organization, and use them to decorate my home. I use them to re-create wedding cakes. Basically, I use them for everything other than their real purpose – canning and preserving. Maybe someday. Right now I’m too busy buying bulk grains and storing them in jars. And making yogurt parfaits in them.
I never claimed to be one of the popular kids. But hey mason jars? Yeah, you have my heart. Finally. And always and forever.
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