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:
I am using these jars in my pantry to provide a splash of color.
This jar in my kitchen is doubling as a vase,
while the painted jar in my living room,
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,
followed by the key lime filling.
The filling gets topped with Cool Whip and graham cracker crumbs, and then the cups need to refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Just before serving, place a lime wedge on each cup.
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!
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”.