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Great way to avoid plastics. Handy to use as "prep bowls" and nice way to pack wet foods for lunch.
on October 14, 2013
I was shopping around for little glass bowls that I could use in the kitchen to hold pre-measured ingredients when it occurred to me that I would get more use out of tiny mason jars.
If you like to keep chopped onions in the fridge, a small mason jar is perfect because the tops will keep odors from getting into the fridge.
If you like to eat bean salads, a small mason jar is perfect because it holds a nice portion for a "side" in the lunch box and you can pre-pack them ahead of time.
If you make your own hummus, you can divide it up between two jars and use them to dip veggies or pita into.
I used mine to melt chocolate chips in a pot of hot water. While the microwave may be faster, I enjoyed doing it in the mason jar on the stove, making what I assume to be a "double boiler". The chocolate melted nicely, there seemed to be much less chance of scorching it, and it didn't get overly hot unlike when you microwave it.
I suppose they would be handy to shape/cut biscuit dough as well.
And, of course, you can vacuum pack your jars to keep the food fresher longer, especially if you are making 5 portions for the work week and want to make sure Friday's lunch is as good as Monday's.
Anyway, these jars have lots of uses and you will surely find more uses than you have jars.