Savory Dishes, Meals Sides, and Lunches in Canning / Mason Jars

I think it is the coolest thing since Nutella to use canning jars for meals. This really is no different than other storage containers. Well, actually, it is more charming. I first saw the concept at a local fair where they were selling jambalaya in jars. I was smitten. I couldn’t wait to use the idea for my family. Now, it is considered a “special” meal when we have a side dish served in little canning jars. I know. I’m a cool mom. 😉

Here are some good posts to get the ideas going:

By: All Things Auburn

Chilli and cornbread in a jar. I’m in heaven. I can’t say enough good things about it. Just go read: Chilli in a jar.


By: 100 Days of Real Food

100 Days of Real Food is one of my favorite blogs. I loved her idea of putting soup in canning jars. It’s so simple, right? She has many more good ideas too. Head over to check it out: Soup in Mason Jar.


By: Sugar and Dots

How much fun would a Mason Jar picnic be? Oh, my. Visit this post at Sugar and Dots for more about it: Mason Jar Picnic.


By: The Decorated Cookie

If you are at all confused about how to put meals together using canning jars then this is the post you should read. She goes into detail about how and why to use canning jars. Read the tutorial here: A Mason Jar Meal.


By: Big Red Kitchen

Sliders are perfect for this. She uses premade sliders but you can use my recipe here: Sliders Recipe. You can view her full post here: Sliders in Canning Jars.


For the next 10 days I will be posting about various ways to use Mason Jars to make the holidays more festive, frugal, and meaningful. Join me and the following bloggers as we take you through “10 Days of”. [sponsored by Heart of the Matter Online]

Be sure to visit these brilliant women during our 10 days adventure between November 7th-18th! I love these ladies and we know you will too.

Character Studies | Confessions of a Homeschooler
Christmas Countdown Ideas | Milk & Cookies
Creative Writing | Chocolate on My Cranium
Crockpot Meals | The Happy Housewife
Godly Marriage | Women Living Well
Growing Leaders | Mom’s Mustard Seeds
Homeschooling High School | Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
I Wish I Had Known | Fruit in Season
Keeping Your Marbles | The Tie That Binds Us
Kid-friendly Food | Planner Perfect
Language Arts Lesson Planning | Jimmie’s Collage
Learning Apps | Daze of Adventure
More JESUS in Christmas | Preschoolers and Peace
Peaceful Home | Raising Arrows
Raising a Life-Long-Learner | Bright Ideas Press
Science with Math | Blog, She Wrote
Teaching Values | Our Journey Westward
Winning your Child’s Heart | I Take Joy


  1. My grandma always stored her famous vegetable soup in jars. She would even freeze it in jars and give it away when family or friends came over. I still store my left over soup in jars!

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