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I'm in love with Mason!

October 14th, 2013 at 04:06 pm

It's true, I have a love affair with Mason.

Mason jars that is!

I find these jars the handiest things. Yesterday I had the opportunity to make 2 quarts of tomato sauce. What handy creatures those jars are for storage.

I use them to make tea and store in the fridge. When I make apple juice and apple sauce, they serve me well.

I have one where I throw extra buttons to keep them so when I need a button, I can find them.

I do have Mason jar envy, though. We visited a friend Saturday and she has been canning up a storm. She has over 40 quarts of green beans and over 40 quarts of tomatoes. There's a jewel like quality of seeing all those vegetables in those shiny glass jars!

On Pinterest there are always great ideas for decorating with Mason jars.

When I was growing up, the mayonnaise jars were glass and my mom used them for canning. She thought she had hit big time when she went to a rummage sale and bought a case of "real Mason jars." I wonder if that is where my esteem for them started.

So, DH isn't jealous of my crush on Mason jars. He says he reaps the benefits of my using them. Plus, it saves us money by using and reusing.

So, the love affair continues!

2 Responses to “I'm in love with Mason!”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I started canning 10 or so years ago (my mom used to do it), and I thought it was a pretty rare home making skill in this day and age. To my surprise I was able to get Ball (or other canning) jars at the grocery. It took a little hunting to find them (sometimes they were in the corner by the cigarette cases or other weird place near the cashier). But I persisted! Seems lately to be a bit more prevalent, for example, a small new neighborhood style Ace hardware store opened in my area and they had a teaser price on canning jars to get people in. I took 2 cases Smile

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Walmart carries those Ball jars.

    I don't can food, but I do often save the glass jars of other food items I buy, if they're a good size to store dried beans, quinoa or nuts in. I've gotten rid of all my plastic containers and exclusively use jars to store stuff in. I also got some very affordable mason-like jars with interesting tall shapes at Ikea, and I use these to store frequently used items like my home-made granola, tea bags, nuts, croutons and old-fashioned oats (to make the granola with).

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