So, I tried something this morning that I have seen on countless blogs.. cooking your porridge (oatmeal for everyone not in the UK) in my almost empty peanut butter jar. It was sooo yummy! Literally, I don't know why but it tasted so much better than normal oats.. and it made the jar so much easier to wash out so I can re-use it as a drinking glass I made my porridge (for anyone that might be interested) with oats, a banana, soya milk and then I put a blob of unsweetened blueberry jam and a blob of almond butter (new purchase) on top. YUMMY! Waste not want not as my Mum always told me x
Oh. I dunno how it goes for plastic jars (but if it's thick it might be ok?) just make sure that there's NO FOIL round the rim.. because wow that stuff sparks like crazy I just put my oats in the microwave for about 3 minutes in the jar.. and since that blissful day that one peanut butter jar (mine is glass) has now been resurrected as a smoothie receptacle (love drinking out of jars!) and I'm having my oats in it tomorrow too. And.. I'm also thinking it can come with me to work with my snacks in it (perfect type of container for trail mix, carrot sticks) I think it would probably be best to cook them in it too melt the PB, but I guess you could transfer the hot oats into the jar and maybe the oats would melt it anyway? I think the moral of this story is.. I really like to re-use jars!
Really? That sounds yummy!!! I was all... what? B/C in the states, at least where I live, there seem to be almost nothing but plastic jars of peanut butter. That was my immediate thought, that you had used plastic. Good thing you didn't! That sounds delicous though. I'll at least add some peanut butter to my porridge (I'm totally going to call it that now :)) since I hadn't thought of that delicious little advice. Thanks!
Oh, and I like to use old jars too! I have a billion spaghetti jars that I use for everything. I've even decorated them with paper and such to make pretty pencil holders etc.
Do you have a dog? I give the plastic peanut butter jar to her and she does a fabulous job of licking up every last drop! She loves it! (It's a nice babysitting technique too, as she can spend hours at it.) The really thin plastic jars aren't worth saving, so I cut it in half (so that she can lick the bottom half too) and then when she's done, I put both pieces in the recycle bin.
That's really strange.. I'd say most jars in the UK are glass which makes them so easy to either re-use or recycle. Another (plastic or glass) jar re-using tip is use them to mix salad dressing or marinade.. pretty much does the same thing as a flavour-shaker and then you can just whack the lid on and leave it in the fridge! Pleased that "porridge" is catching on although I have NO idea where the word originates from.. sounds cool though!