‘Great Sauces Transform Good Food into Gourmet’
Recycling jars loaded with delectables
Break all the picnic rules and serve up a sumptuous outdoor lunch or supper in jars. Use really pretty canning jars or even specialty jars for these recipes. I like to wash out emptied jars and stash them for purposes unknown at the time but just waiting to be recycled with a new ‘something’ in them.
These jars laden with delectable sauces or accompaniments go out our door to share with family and friends. A couple of weeks ago my friend Michelle washed out several of her jars and gave them to me. I stow them in the small ‘hard to reach cupboard’ above my fridge. But then they start spilling onto the fridge when the cupboard is full. That’s when I know I need a new way to recycle before they end up in the recycle bin.
So here’s another idea. My ‘Picnic in a Jar ‘Series. Use them for a fun diversion from regular picnic fare.
June 21, 2013 – This series leads off with Salade Nicoise dans un Pot, an entrée loaded with marinated vegetables, cannellini beans, pesto tomatoes and tender tuna chunks layered in a clamp lid jar.
June 22, 2013 – I’m also sharing Mango Orange Jellified Fruit, a congealed salad with mango orange fruit juice, orange sections, banana slices and coconut set in individual serving jars. It’s light, fresh and healthy.
June 23, 2013 – And last but not least, it’s dessert! But it isn’t in a jar. Requests for my famous Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies continue to mount so I’m breaking away from the jar for the final recipe in this series. Stop by for the recipe and hear about how this crowd pleaser evolved over the last 40 years.
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: June 5, 2013