Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Thousand and One Jars

The micro dude is picking up steam and chowing down, leaving many, many little empty glass jars in his wake. Q-ster’s preschool is willing to take a bunch for craft projects, thankfully, as it feels awful to throw so many into recycling.

We’ve also started working on homemade baby food, but Buster is not so excited about it. I think it has more to do with temperature – either too cold from the fridge or too warm from heating up – than it does with flavor, because the homemade organic sweet potato was even sweeter than the stuff from the jar. More experimentation is in store.

Let me know if you want a couple dozen jars. Or a couple hundred.

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Damselfly said...

You don't mean One Thousand and One Jar Jars?

Har har...

Oh, sorry....

My husband used some baby food jars to store little nails and screws and stuff in them in the garage. But for the most part, I made my own baby food. It was actually fun.

Binkytowne said...

Smart move to donate to preschool. My sister is an art teacher and she takes all of mine for paint jars.

ewe are here said...

Ugh, the jars.

I kept some around for painting projects for the boys, but sadly the rest end up in the recycling bin.

Jason said...

Homemade baby food tip:

Make a big batch of food, then freeze in ice cube trays. When frozen, put into zip-top bags. Reheating 3 cubes takes ~45 seconds in the microwave.