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Chloe
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this is so cool!
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oh yes...this is how I learned about making yogurt in a crockpot!


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Oh no.......CRASH.....crackle.....glass splinters all over the place on the city sidewalk.....yeah brown bagging it made easy ...just lost my lunch to the street sweepers.

(I want an old time lunch pail.)


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"Salad in a Jar" is the new "It Girl":  all of a sudden, this is so trendy and like, oh my gosh, so creative, and I'm like:  this is basically the BTD way of eating that I've been doing since 1997, what's the big?     People are like, oooooooooooooooh, lunch that isn't between two slices of bread, how creative!  How wildly exotic!  And I'm like:  been doin' it since 1997, again, not seeing the seismic proportions of the thing.  

And while the masonry glass is purty and all, I'm with Seraffa:  I'll put my salad in the far less glamorous and fabulous Gladware-type container and call it a day.

Just sayin'!

P.S.  It's basically a pretty way to bring in a salad.  A pretty way that is subject to glass shards shattered all around your office *lol*.


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I was under the impression that I'd be saving a lot of time if using Mason jars by making  many salads in advance....as this process can keep each individual salad fresh for up to 5 days...So I was thinking I'd make 5 salads at once...add different proteins or beans, and only have to put out a decent amount of effort once....make it all in a big bowl and store the extra 4 days.....I guess we're talking about this on different levels...Those who take their lunch to work....and those who just want salad ready to eat....I'm a stay at home retired person and I love the concept of advanced food prep, without doing a single thing but opening the refrigerator and grabbing a ready made lunch.....That's how it would work for me....but, I think this Mason jar application would be awesome for keeping cut up fruit and veggies fresh for days longer than I could keep produce in another type of container.

Every night I make my husband's lunch to take to work....it's a time consuming process...
often making tuna salad from scratch, pulling bread out of the freezer, assembling a sandwich, cleaning up the counter,  then making him a small salad or cutting up fruit....How easy to have ready to go lunches or parts of a lunch already prepped........Just a time saver for me on many levels...  Difficult to keep tossed salad with dressing on overnight in the fridge. In Mason jars, it lasts for days.

Not sure I or my husband would be happy eating out of the jar.....although I might try and buy
very small Mason jars for small servings.

Still love the concept....think it's clever whether trendy or not...Eating more fruits and vegetables
doesn't have great appeal for some people until they visibly see how appetizing the layers look
through the jar.  Somehow opening my refrigerator door and looking at everything in the fruit
and vegetable bin....the way I purchased it from the store....compared to seeing food presented
with great appeal in the jar....pick which is more exciting.  To me it's the food in the jar..Just
sayin'...I'm an artist and to me, this pretty food is like eating art~  


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I was under the impression that I'd be saving a lot of time if using Mason jars by making  many salads in advance....as this process can keep each individual salad fresh for up to 5 days...So I was thinking I'd make 5 salads at once...add different proteins or beans, and only have to put out a decent amount of effort once....make it all in a big bowl and store the extra 4 days.....I guess we're talking about this on different levels...Those who take their lunch to work....and those who just want salad ready to eat....I'm a stay at home retired person and I love the concept of advanced food prep, without doing a single thing but opening the refrigerator and grabbing a ready made lunch.....That's how it would work for me....but, I think this Mason jar application would be awesome for keeping cut up fruit and veggies fresh for days longer than I could keep produce in another type of container.

Well, now that's a good point.



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If only safety glass were non-destructible.   I only buy loc-tite plastic because it won't leak; I still resent that plastic leaks estradiols into our bodies.  

Hey - let's combine the glass with the metal lunch pail concept:

http://theteahouse.com/images/CUP-001-3A-850.jpg

woo-- high class, artisan lunch!

In the meantime? I toss my tossed salad into a garden lantern........with handle on top.


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Actually, you can buy bento boxes made of stainless steel to carry a lunch...it's a safe option but the downside is that the seal is poor...and isn't airtight like a Mason Jar.

My husband takes his lunch to work in eco friendly bento...although not sure
any plastic is 100% safe.  

http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-L.....+box+style+lunch+kit

The one we have has a larger box that holds a sandwich and has 2 smaller containers for salad and/or fruit/nuts or whatever...  I bought a zipper bag that contains the box and can support a small ice pack, but DH drives 7 miles to work and has a 'fridge once he gets there.  Basically I bought the bag so he remembers to keep everything together and bring it home for washing.


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Sometimes people simply get BORED TO DEATH with the same old routine and thoroughly enjoy a new concept. I think looking at a beautiful jar of prepared lettuce in the fridge is a day brightener! I already know how much I enjoy seeing a tall jar of prepared celery, which I eat tons of, standing in an inch or so of water all ready to eat in my fridge. Add some nut butter and it is yummy!


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Yep, agreed on all. And I just saw underneath the bento box some steel cutters for veggies to make them look appealing.

Chloe what do you think of all the internet hype about "BPA free isn't really BPA free after all?"


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Quoted from Chloe


I just put mine in a quart Ziploc bag, works and no glass, Next time you or someone you know eats out keep on of the to go boxes or get a children lunch box at a second hand store.

I usually just throw away and there's no clean up!


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Yep, agreed on all. And I just saw underneath the bento box some steel cutters for veggies to make them look appealing.

Chloe what do you think of all the internet hype about "BPA free isn't really BPA free after all?"


That reminds me of the asbestos "ban." We still have the stuff around. No doubt, we will always have BPA around too. With a corrupt FDA and nobody caring who could actually do something about this, we just have to do the best we can. I had already read that the stuff they are supposedly replacing BPA in cans with is as bad or worse that BPA. Try to be safe, folks.


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