Mason Jar Meals Tip #2- On wrapping your jars with cloth napkins…
Baseball. We are smack dab in the middle of my son’s little league baseball season, by which year after year, reaps havoc on our routine. Five nights a week of practices or games, rain outs, changed schedules, rushed or no dinners, and the family split in many directions, but after the game when that little boys says, “Mom did you see me catch the ball, did you see me hit the ball, did you see that play on second?” all the chaos melts. “Yeah Zuzu, I saw it all, you were great tonight,” and he smirks his Zuzu smirk and runs ahead to get in the car while I thank God he had a great night as there have been others full of tears for a mistake, being passed over for game ball, or striking out. Seems like real life to me, only in game form.
Last Saturday night Zuzu’s game was a late one, so we turned it into a nice dinner out by packing a special picnic in the decorative tiffin Himself had gotten me while deployed in Haiti many years ago. We ate like kings and queens on the bleachers with people asking us where we got our lovely food. “Big Red Kitchen,” Himself told them proudly, while I meekly said, “me, I made it all.” They asked if I cooked like that all the time? “Not during baseball season!” I replied. But that night was special. I had packed Shrimp Cocktail, Kale Salad, Guacamole (from an excellent little organic market by my house) and chips, and Cookies & Cream Popcorn. I also made some Cucumber Sparkling Water Coolers (slices of cucumber in sparkling water in 12 ounce Mason Jars) and wrapped them up in cloth napkins with a fork to prevent breakage and condensation from soaking the paper plates that they nestled against in the bag, plus to make them look attractive. We thought our picnic was pretty swanky, but nothing beat seeing Zuzu make his first RBI of the season, and watch his team take the best team in the league into extra innings with an incredible tie. Yup, another tie-breaker game added to our already full schedule. This may call for another tiffin picnic. Or vodka.
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