Funny thing happened one day on Pinterest… I must admit I am not a social media lover. Some of you may be surprised by this. Well I’ve always loved Twitter. It’s easy and can be local or global and if there is any thing you want to know that is going on you can immediately find it on Twitter. Facebook has been a love hate relationship for me.
I was an early adopter of Facebook and a few years ago closed my account when I realized “why am I not getting this information from speaking with my friends and family” and “isn’t physical interaction a better way?!” So closing my Facebook account was part of my less is more personal campaign. Tracy you are doing it again… what does this have to do with Mason Jars? I’m getting there.
Well with this blog I have found that Facebook is a keen way to connect with the weight loss surgery community. IN fact one of my first followers encouraged me go back onto Facebook especially for reaching other weight loss surgery friends. And so the My Tiny Tank Facebook Page was born. I do have a personal profile as well but I must admit I post way more on my Page then on my profile.
Oh and if you do request my friendship I will accept but you’d be better off LIKING my Page.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest. I haven’t quite figured out Pinterest. I have a Pinterest Page. And a few nights I’ve gotten sucked into pinning stuff. It was like a vortex. When I was able to pull myself from the Pinterest FORCE. I thought wow that was powerful. So now I approach it cautiously. I try to pin good stuff to my page but I am not good at it.
One thing happened though! I saw Mason Jars. HA!
There were mason jars everywhere.
I had to chuckle.
I was memorized by the beautiful photographs of foods in mason jars. And then I thought, hey! “I’ve been doing that for years.” And started to laugh. But laugh I did in a happy way as I love that folks are embracing resuse, glass and taking their own food with them!!
A few years back I tossed all my plastic containers. My husband is a engineer/scientist and knows way too much about chemicals to make you comfortable with them brushing up against anything you are going to consume. Hence we moved to all glass storage. We trudged right down to Crate & Barrell and bought a sufficient amount of square containers.
At first I was concerned about breakage and my young child. But I have to tell you I haven’t broken a one. I also thought of the fact that they aren’t air tight…. well most of my leftovers are eaten the next day and if I feel concerned that the seal needs to be improved I use a bit of wax paper over the top before I place on the lid.
So where do Mason Jars come in? Well for portability of course!!
Lunches. Our lunches are filled with yummy foods packed in paper or glass.
I have to say my son’s lunch is packed in a small brown paper bag. We made the decision to move from the all popular lunch box to the brown paper bag. Ahh yea I know not so reuse friendly BUT way more sanitary and in fact gives him more time at recess and less time looking for the lunch bag that was left at school, in the car, you know. How much time do you spend looking of your kids surf!?
I use my jars for making easy ice tea. I use them for serving smoothies. I use them for making my own salad dressing. Just add ingredients and and shake.
It makes for quick making AND ha ha he can make them himself!!I use them for making smoothie kits! I make a bunch of kits of the dry ingredients of my husbands smoothies.
I use them for making my yogurt parfaits.
One thing I saw on Pinterest which I had not tried was putting a salad in the jar. Huh! I wasn’t too sure about it but I tried it the other day and it was great!! If you use dressing you can put the dressing at the bottom, then add the spinach or leaf veggies and add the other bits and pieces. They end up not really touching the dressing until you want them to. You can then just shake the bottle and voila a tossed salad. Me I have a big bowl at work and I pour my salad into the bowl.
Do you own Mason jars also known as Ball jars? What do you use them for? If not can you think of any good ideas for using them in your lunch or storage needs?
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