This will be a quick post of something that I found on pinterest (because who comes up with any idea on their own anymore) and have been using, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
I'm sure all of you recognize this green lid. It's from a Parmesan cheese container. BUT it also fits onto the regular mouth mason jars. I have been keeping these lids "just in case" I might need them, and guess what??? I found a couple of great uses for them. On a side note....the lids from the name brand cheese containers, like Kraft, fit a little better then the generic brand containers that I also had.
|A little blurry when taken out of the freezer :)|
Then, also in my freezer, I noticed my cut green onions that I had been storing in a plastic water bottle. That was also something I found on pinterest, but trying to get cut green onions into a small water bottle was WAY more trouble then it was worth. But again, the mason jar and shaker lid were perfect!! I snipped my green onions into the mason jar, tightened the lid, and store it in my freezer for use in many recipes.
I have loved the convenience of both these ideas! It also helps keep my freezer more organized because I can see the jars much more easily then a bunch of plastic baggies all bunched together.
And don't forget THIS TIP about re-growing your green onions.
After I snipped all my onions into their freezer jar, I put the roots into a jar on the window sill. This is about 5 days worth of growth. The grow quickly and you can snip off what you need and they will continue to grow!! Cool, huh?!?!?
I still encourage all of you to continue with your food storage, everyday, even if it's something small like a Parmesan cheese lid :)