Monday, March 26, 2012
Dinner In A Jar-O
Our Bunko group meets once a month, each of us taking turns hosting. We have a meal that has evolved from pot luck into whatever the hostess wishes to feed us. Our hostess for March served up Dinner-in-a-jar AND dessert-in-a-jar. Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!!!
She called this one a "Barbeque Sundae": layered beans, cole slaw, and pulled pork topped with barbeque sauce and a pickle spear, and served with corn chips and garlic toast. Oh and don't forget the red onion! Assembly-line construction and the pint sized Mason jars were all ready to pick up and carry to our table. It was sooooo good!!!!
When we stopped for dessert, she pulled Peach Cobbler In A Jar out of the oven. This was built and baked in half-pint jars and believe it or not, there were no leftovers! Not a soul plead their diet and passed it up. Imagine that? ;-)
Just use your favorite recipe, divide equally into your jars, and bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before serving - with whipped cream or a melon-ball sized scoop of ice cream.
This is a great way to serve a large number of people without using disposables or having to acquire a bunch of dishes or store specialty buffet ware. Most of us have empty canning jars whilst we are between seasons and waiting for the pears or peppers to get ripe enough to put up. The possibilities are endless: Taco Salad in a jar, Frito Pie in a jar, Chicken Pot Pie in a jar.... yummmmmm!