One of the most common emails I receive comes with a description of a jar—e.g., Blue pint Perfect Mason with the number 5 on the bottom—and the question, “How old is my jar?” Use The Logo To Find An Approximate Age It would have been much easier if Ball had placed a date on each and every jar, but that didn’t happen.It’s everyone’s last day here but they will be back for Christmas in about three weeks. As you can see, I’ve fully entered into Christmas mode and I am SO excited to start sharing with you all the cool things I have planned for this month. I know that edible gifts in jars aren’t really a new concept, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite versions.Geez, I am kind of tired just writing all that out. These gifts are so fun and so easy, AND everyone always appreciates a homemade gift that can simply be prepared and eaten. They’re perfect for everything from hostess gifts, to gifts for the in-laws, to gifts for your best girlfriends. I have seven edible gifts for you guys.…first – homemade fudge brownie mix with um, Reese’s. …second – Christmas oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. One word: addicting.…sixth – salted pomegranate sugar.Luckily, there are some tips and tricks you can use to determine an approximate age for your jar.
The people themselves are almost always alive, but unconscious, usually in some form of Suspended Animation.OH, and I totally forgot to tell you that the whole family hiked up the trail (minus me because someone had to tend to the birds) and cut down the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving Day…yes, we are crazy. Everything is better with holiday M&M’s.…third – Christmas chocolate chip granola. Festive, sweet and perfect for topping pretty much any cookie, brownie or truffle.…seventh – gingerbread spice mix. I’m Tieghan, the recipes you’ll find here are inspired by the people and places I love most.Cause chocolate for breakfast is TOTALLY acceptable at Christmas time.…fourth – homemade salted Nutella. I try to live simply, eat seasonally, and cook with whole foods.Two Online Resources Now you know that you can determine an approximate age from the logo and that the big number on the bottom won’t help—even a “13,” but that’s a story for another day.To get a little more help in determining the age of your jar, visit the Minnetrista Heritage Collection and do a keyword search on “Ball jar.” Match your jar to one of those listed and check the dates.