Mason Mondays

It’s no secret–I LOVE mason jars! I love their shape and the color of the vintage aqua jars.  They are incredibly versatile, and can be used for many different functions and purposes. I have used them all throughout my house, and in each instance, they serve a specific need.  For example:

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I am using these jars in my pantry to provide a splash of color.

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This jar in my kitchen is doubling as a vase,

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while the painted jar in my living room,

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as well as these jars in my craft room have been re-purposed as home decor.

Mason jars work really well for craft projects. Since I tend to use them often, I am starting a new series here on my blog entitled “Mason Mondays” to highlight my posts using these jars. Anytime I feature a mason jar in my project design or packaging, I will post it on a Monday under the “Mason Mondays” heading.

Today is the first post in this series, as I used the 4 oz. mason jars for my husband’s Father’s Day dessert. He loves Key Lime Pie, and when I found this recipe for Key Lime Pie Cups, I knew these would be the perfect ending to his Father’s Day meal.

You start out by filling each jar with a graham cracker crumb mixture,

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followed by the key lime filling.

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The filling gets topped with Cool Whip and graham cracker crumbs, and then the cups need to refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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Just before serving, place a lime wedge on each cup.

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All I needed to do now was put each Key Lime Pie cup on a dessert plate and pour the coffee. My husband could hardly wait to dig in!

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Look how sweet each dessert looks in the 4 oz. mason jars! And it tasted just as good as it looked–I love it when that happens! It was very light and refreshing–a perfect summertime treat. My husband had 2 servings, so I think we can call this recipe a success! Check, check, and check!

I hope your week has gotten off to a good start. Take care, and, as always, remember:

“May the waves kiss your feet; the sand be your seat; and your friends out-number the stars”.

-C-

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Mason Mondays

  1. Perfect timing for “Mason Mondays”! I have a renewed interest in canning jars as a friend just gave me some Canadian Crown mason jars and a few Imperial and Ball jars. She found them hidden away in her attic – all treasures from the 1930’s!

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  2. How wonderful to open Facebook and see this blog, “Made by the sea” posted! I have missed the creative ideas well shown and described, and the use of colors and accessories. I will look forward to future posts! Thank you. B

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