19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar: Recycle And Reuse.
Hello friends. Happy Tuesday. I love to use Mason jars for crafting and making some recipes up in.
How much fun can using a glass jar be!? Also creating something fun to look at and use.
Food, flowers and candles all look so good inside them too.
Today I am sharing some fun ideas to use them for.
19 Ideas To Use Your Mason Jar:
1.) Homemade Fruit Drinks:
Lemonade is perfect drink recipe to make and leave for a few hours. Lemons soaked in water tastes great after a few hours. Delicious served up ice cold on a warm Summer day. Or maybe some home-made Strawberryade?
2.) Alcoholic Cocktails:
Mixing up alcoholic cocktails, add fruit and ice. Give them a big shake! They are so yummy. I like to leave mine in the fridge a few hours too, this way all the fruit flavours mingle together. Love Gin? How about trying out these ideas: How To Make Cranberry Gin or BerryWorld Infused Gins. Maybe you prefer Pimms?
3.) Not Just Food And Drink!? How About Seasonal flowers?:
Freshly cut flowers look lovely in jars. Spring is here!! Beautiful.
4.) Artificial Flowers:
Look nice too and last longer than fresh flowers. Pretty!
5.) Herb Garden:
A herb garden growing on your windowsill!? I love this idea.
Use them for making you lunchtime salads in. Make them up to last you through the day. Layering up your favourite ingredients. Yummy! How about trying this Garden Route Jam Jar Adventure.
7.) Cold Pasta:
Make up some pasta. Leave to cool. Add mayonnaise and chuck in some chunky cut salad veggies. Perfect.
8.) More Cold Pasta And Salad Mix? How About Meal Prep?:
Mix cold pasta with a tin of chopped tomato to store. Next day put in a pan with some cut up corned beef and seasonings, warm up gently. Serve with cheese.
9.) Children Cocktails:
Make some fun children’s cocktails up with fruit and ice cubes added. My kids love these. They tasted so yummy, we ended up having the same ones a few days in a row!! Children Spring Cocktails.
My favourites, serve your favourite fruit Smoothies in them. Yummy.
11.) Granola, Fruit And Yogurt Breakfast:
Perfect for breakfast recipes inside, granola, fruit and yogurt. Or how about overnight Oatmeal?
I love breakfast (the most important meal of the day) and one of my favourite things to make is granola and fruit parfaits.
Layering up fruit, cereal and yoghurt, what is not to love? You can find this recipe here: Granola Parfaits With Strawberries And Blueberries.
12.) Fruit Cocktails:
Cut up your favourite fruit for the day and mix a little lemon juice in to keep them from turning brown. We love making up something like this: Fruit Cocktails.
13.) Fruit Or Nuts:
Store your opened dried fruit or nuts inside to keep nice and fresh. pistachio walnuts peanuts? These Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts are so much fun.
Sweets are always a good one to pop into a jar once opened. I have to hide mine though or if I see them I need to eat them!
15.) Hot Chocolate And Marshmallows:
Mix your favourite hot chocolate powder and a packet of mini marshmallows inside. When you scoop the hot chocolate into your cups the marshmallows are already added. Yummy.
16.) Cookie Mix:
Mix all your dried ingredients for your favourite Cookies. Then ready to add butter and cook whenever your short on time but fancy warm cookies. Or other ingredients such as flour or sugar.
17.) Jams, Marmalades And Honey:
Your favourite home-made preservatives. I have lots of yummy ideas here: Jam Recipes.
18.) Homemade Pickles And Chutneys:
Tasty! How about a Pineapple Christmas Chutney.
Or some Blackberry And Apple Chutney. This tasty chutney can be prepared well in advance, and is a perfect compliment to gammon, turkey and beef, as well as pork or game pies.
19.) Vegetable Juices:
Great way to get your 5 a day in. Here are a few ideas: Vegetable Juices.
Can you think of any more ideas?
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*Updated And Refreshed Post: Firsts Published 30th March 2016*
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