Things just get curioser and curioser…

I’ve been having some fun with Amazon lately.  I needed some vitamins (for bone strength!) and found these:



I really, really love canning jars.  In fact, over the past year or so I’ve replaced most of our drinking glasses with smaller jars, from salsa (green mountain gringo) and jelly (some fancy french raspberry preserves) mostly.

And then I saw this:



Mason Jar salads! This totally solves my “I want to bring a salad to lunch, but I hate my tupperware because I can never find matching bottoms and lids” problem.  Also, all three Things love salads, and in my perfect world, I’d be making mason jar salads Sunday night and put them in the fridge for the week, so the kids could just grab and go.

You build these from the bottom up–salad dressing first, then hard crunchy things: nuts, hard veggies, etc, then softer stuff: eggs or cheese or tofu (or bacon!), then sprouts and top it off with the greens.  This weekend I’ll give it a shot.  Hopefully our forks are long enough.

As I was placing this order, I had my choice of packaging: FFP or Retail.  What, pray tell, is FFP packaging I wondered?  It’s this:

Amazon Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Amazon Certified Frustration-Free Packaging ImageFrustration-Free Certified Packages are easy-to-open and come without hard plastic “clamshell” casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. Frustration-Free Packaging will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging, and what’s inside is exactly the same. Products with Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without the need for an additional shipping box.

Learn more about Certified Frustration-Free Packaging.

See our current list of items featuring Frustration-Free Packaging.

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OMG!  You cannot imagine how happy this made me.  What a perfect thing–buying something  and opening it and being able to use it within the same DAY! Without needing bandaids afterwards!

I would say it’s the best thing since sliced bread (in fact, I did say that), but then my coworker pointed this out:



According to the many reviews (over 4,003!), this is the best thing since sliced bread.  (scroll down for the comments.  and don’t blame me for the time suck).

And guess what?  I totally forgot to order the vitamins.


  1. That salad jar idea is interesting. I can imagine the flavours mingling and, if one adds the dressing before serving, a quick shake will toss the lot, then fire in a bowl and go. I`m always looking for quick ways to serve up great food. Maybe the kids will enjoy creating them this way too.

  2. *giggles that you forgot to get the Vitamins*

    Ok….so the salad in a jar….how do you mix it up? It does look interesting though. I want to know how it works…I LOVE veggies! *smiles*

    As for the banana cutter…omg that is too funny. (It is good that it looks like it is smiling too!)

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