We love celebrating national holidays. From the silly to the sublime, if it’s on a calendar, we’re willing to raise a glass to the occasion. We think it’s important to celebrate the small things in life. Today, the glass we’re raising is, in fact, a mason jar.
We have no idea why November 30 is National Mason Jar Day. But we do think it’s fun to celebrate the small things in life. Mason jars were patented by John Landin Mason from New Jersey to improve screw neck bottles. They revolutionized canning and have helped home preservers eat homegrown vegetables throughout the year, made making jam at home a snap and made cute presents easier.
Nowadays, people use them as glassware, decorations, and more. We’re looking at recipes that use the jars. While salads-in-a-jar are plentiful, recipes for other delicious things served in mason jars are a little harder to come by. To celebrate this humble yet world-changing invention, here are two breakfast and two dessert recipes to enjoy soon!
Thanksgiving might be over, but Christmas is just around the bend, and we are not through with pumpkin yet! This well-spiced cheesecake dessert is delicious enough to serve at a dinner party, and the individual portions make it a pretty presentation. We love that it has a crust on the bottom! A serving has 475 calories, five grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We don’t keep our love of breakfast a secret. The problem with being breakfast lovers is that mornings can be hectic! The first meal of the day can be an afterthought if you have a lot to do before getting out the door. This omelet that cooks in the microwave in one to two minutes is perfect for busy mornings. A serving has 199 calories, four grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Chocolate cake is a deliciously decadent treat. But baking a whole cake when you just want a serving is too much. That’s why we love mug cakes. You get a small amount, and you get it now! The icing on this cake is more of a truffle than an icing, but no one has ever complained about that! It’s nutty, dense and rich. Made with almond flour and a sugar-free sweetener, it’s low in carbs, so you can enjoy it without thinking about your blood sugar. A serving has 368 calories, seven grams of carbs and four grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
The easiest breakfast is the one you make up to four days before. That’s right, these faux-oats stay good in the fridge for four days. They are best enjoyed cold. They need to sit in the fridge for at least an hour. They only have four steps and take five minutes to make! They are also packed with fiber, making them a wonderful way to start the day. If you like oatmeal, this could become a staple in your home as they are so easy and delicious! A serving has 462 calories, 13.6 grams of carbs and 9.1 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
These recipes make cooking with mason jars fun. Most of us only reach for them while making jams or pickles. It’s time to branch out!