Monday, August 15, 2016

Masonable Mondays #4 - Open Dome Top

Welcome to Masonable Mondays #4! I must admit this post is more about another way to use all those fruit cups. No recipes today, sorry! The weather is kind of wet up here in north Louisiana and since I sprained my ankle I have been a little reluctant to go out in wet conditions. So expect a more elaborate post using this same idea in the future. I just couldn't make my sure footed self go out to the store in this weather. In the mean time I am glad to share this idea with you.

Did you know you can use that fruit cup as an open dome top with just the ring? It basically add more head room to each jar. Now you can pack more in each jar. You can protect a frosted cupcake and send a surprise in a loved ones birthday lunch.

It is so simple! Place your cupcake in a half pint wide mouth jar.

Place the fruit cup inverted over the top. 
No need for the flat sealing top, it sits on the edge of the jar.

Then secure the cup in place with the ring. Done! 
Now you can send a birthday wish to anyone you love.

This idea would work for so many things from sweet to savory. Here are a few for you to try:


The dome top would allow you to prep desserts ahead of time or for a large group. Think about Ice Cream Sundaes, Trifles, Pie a la Mode, Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream, Cookies layered with Whipped Cream and Parfaits. That dome has a lot of room for whipped cream and icing.


This dome isn't just for desserts. It can help pack savory foods as well. Think about meatloaf in cupcake form. You can pack Meatloaf with a swirl of Mashed Potato Topping. Or place a cornbread muffin on top of your comfort food like
Chili, just place a Cornbread Muffin upside down on top. The fruit cup with cover all that goodness. How about filling the jar with Spaghetti and sauce then placing a big Meatball on top. Now that is a great lunch.

I hope this has inspired you to use your mason jars and fruit cups in a few more ways. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you plan to put in your #Masonables.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...