From Peeps Week to Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar

Salad in a Jar

It seems as though I can’t throw a rock over on Pinterest without seeing an image of Salad in a Jar.  So, I thought it would be the perfect next blog from Peeps Week.  If I blog about vegetables as well as marshmallowy sugar treats, I must be a balanced human being, right?

I thought the first step would be an easy one.  Buy Mason jars.  I planned on buying two to test this idea before I committed any more cupboard space.  If you are a canner, you are probably laughing at my naiveté.  Apparently Mason Jars are like eggs, and you cannot purchase them one at a time.  I am now the proud owner of 12 brand new Mason Jars, so I’m in, all in…

I bought the lettuce, carrots, peppers, chick peas and dressing to make the salad.  I was careful to layer it in the order specified, from bottom to top, dressing, crunchy veggies, softer veggies and lettuce on the top.  It seemed all too simple.  I put it in the refrigerator overnight and it was fresh and ready when I went in for lunch.

Now here is where I found myself feeling a little silly.  How do you eat this thing?  I shook the salad dressing to cover the lettuce, so in theory, I could have eaten the salad from the jar.  But my forks are not long enough–yes, I bought the large Mason jar–I thought you could never have enough vegetables.

So I ended up dumping the lettuce into a bowl, which just confused me further, because couldn’t I have just done the same thing in a plastic container.  Certainly I would have missed the feeling of trendiness I had when I assembled it and saw it every time I opened the fridge, but is that enough?  Is it fresher because it is in the Mason jar?  It was a very good salad.  But I don’t know.

For now, I have 12 Mason jars, and no plans of discarding them or using them for canning.  And I will keep at this salad thing until I figure it out.

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