Friday, March 10, 2017

I Love Jars {Pancakes in a jar?}

I will eat anything that's in jar. Here is why: Food in jars are attractive, and good-looking food taste better. There is a cabinet in my house that is packed with as many jars that can fit into the cabinet without breaking. I grab at least one jar from this cabinet every single day! I'm in love with jars.

Yesterday, I grabbed a jar out of the cabinet and started to fill it with water. I stared at the water that was filling the jar blankly but as the jar got more full post idea popped into my head and I got enthusiastic. I was going to cook a bunch of my favorite food, put the food in jars, and have a little photo shoot!

The next one and a half hours were hectic, to say the least. I cleared a space with a white background got some jars and started to think of foods to cook. I started stuffing salad in a jar which lead to thinking about layers and that thought made me think of granola. To be as time efficient as I could I took pictures while I cooked. Multitasking at it's best. I was shooting pictures while checking on food and making sure that the sink was clear of dishes. There was a lot to do for this photoshoot. Somewhere in the middle of all this, I realized that hot food would fog up the jars with their steam SO I had to wait for food to cool down. Gosh, it was a frenetic situation but it was also so much fun.

Here are two lunch ideas. Taco bowl inspired salad: layered salad, chicken, beans, a little bit of dressing, and more salad. Pasta: layered pasta, lightly cooked spinach, and more pasta. 

Most of these foods in jars are breakfast foods because that is normally what I like to have in jars. Granola and yogurt: Pretty self-explanatory, layered granola, yogurt, and another layer of granola! 

Overnight oats: Layered oatmeal, chia seeds, oatmeal, a little brown sugar, chia seeds, and more oatmeal. Pour milk SLOWLY over everything. Stick it in fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning. 


PANCAKES! Sorry my waffle lovers, I have yet to figure out how to stick waffles in a jar! Though I have to say, I was pretty impressed with myself when this idea came into my mind. Little pancakes in a jar drizzled with maple syrup are the cutest. Behind I have coffee in a jar.


This one is pretty simple just cook scramble eggs and plop them into a jar!

COFFE! You know I am not leaving out coffee. This is actually the exact cup of coffee I am drinking this morning as I write this post! "I would like half a cup of coffee half a cup of almond milk and a little sugar, please."

34 comments:

  1. MMM THESE ALL LOOK SO GOOD <3 I could eat all of the right now honestly. THOSE PANCAKES NOM NOM NOM <3 Probably my favorite is the granola! I've yet to try any of these though, but you've inspired me to try it some time. (Maybe on a school morning?)

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    1. AH THANKS! One of the biggest struggles is getting food to look good in pictures so im glad everything looks alright! Some of these might take some more time than others but you could for sure make some granola in a jar! (I am always rushed in the morning!)

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  2. Okay now I'm hungry. XD And pancakes in a jar looks adorable btw.

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    1. haha whoops sorry about that! Thanks for taking a look!

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  3. OMW this is making me hungry! Gahhh! NEED FOOD! XD
    I am going to have to try these!

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    1. Please do! Haha you won't be hungry if you make some food in a jar (;

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  4. OKAY SO ALL THE AESTHETICS AND ADORABLENESS (pancakes aww)

    Also that feeling where you do things just for the blog and pictures while fooding, and ugh yeah. Been there. It's no fun, but yet so fun at the same time XD #thatblogginglife

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    1. THANK YOU! However the blogging life is one of the best!

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  5. SO CUTE!! My family uses mason jars a lot, and I'm inspired to try to experiment with them!

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  6. Super cute and such a great idea!!

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  7. So much inspiration in this post - what an excellent idea! Besides, it makes any food look cuter, and more fun to eat. And good on you for going to all that effort for the photoshoot. I'm going to go see what jars are in our cupboard! ;)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Why not eat good looking food?

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  8. This is adorable! I love jars personally and my family drinks out of them all the time. Beautiful pictures and fun post!

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    1. They are just so convenient to use if they are around! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  9. GENIUS <3 love this idea soooo much

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  10. Eek, All you need was fairy lights in a jar!

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  11. Oh my goodness this is so cute and delicious looking!
    Gonna have to give these ideas a go!

    Keep up the jar-ness! (:

    xx
    Steph

    strictlystephanie.blogspot.com

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    1. The jar-ness! Haha I love that, thanks!

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  12. THIS IS SO CUTE! Now I want to make some jars of food:)

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  13. oh my goodness!
    i LOVE jars too! i have these cute mason jar mugs that i drink out of every single day.
    all of these ideas are BRILLIANT and so adorable!

    when i first started going to college, i tried bringing my lunches in mason jars. but i had to quickly revert back to plastic containers because the jars were too heavy.
    oh well.

    but this definitely inspired me to start using jars again!

    much love to you!

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    1. They are really heavy! Haha I have that problem as well when I use mason jars and bring them to school... Which I do all. The. Time.

      Thanks for stopping by and reading this post!

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  14. YOU'RE MAKING ME SO HUNGRY VANESSA <3333 these are lovely and so cute. I love jars too!

    rock on,
    abbiee

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    1. Haha I should have a warning on this post! Thank you, jars are the best!

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  15. wow i needed this in my life
    brb off to make some super cute meals

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    1. I think everyone needs some jars in their life :)

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  16. My parents do not understand the appeal of packing lunch in a jar and think it's expensive when it's not (except, yeah, sure, it's made out of glass). It's like eleven at night here and yet here I am, just really craving for some food at the moment!

    xoxo Abigail Lennah (Guess who?)

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    1. It's barely expensive! You can find jars at garage sales and stuff! Nothing wrong with a midnight snack!

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