Yummy Mason Jar Salads, Save Time & Money.

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Mason Jar Pre-made Salads:

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My husband and I did this DIY pre-made lunch for each of us for the week. We each made 4 salads with different salad dressings, put them in the fridge and grabbed one for lunch on the go, or for a nice side to dinner. It stayed fresh and came in handy.

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Tips:
Always put the salad dressing first, then layer the harder vegetables, lettuce last. This will create a barrier so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy.
They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.
Use enough salad dressing.
I used croutons and they absorbed moisture and got soggy.
Use any vegetables, cheese, and greens you desire!
I bought a 12 pack of mason jars from Walmart. I got the wide-mouth kind, it’s easier to get your fork in! They were about $12 for the pack.

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I gathered everything I like in my salad and did a little salad workshop on a Sunday. That way there was 8 salads all ready to go in the fridge.

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My husband doesn’t get a lunch break a lot of days; so when he leaves for work, he simply grabs a salad jar and Ta-da, lunch!
What kinds of things do you put in your salad?

Olive Garden without the restaurant. It’s worth a gander.

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Olive Garden Copycat Sauce–It tastes soooooo good! I made it the other night, worth a try!
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Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce is delicious, but here’s how you recreate the flavor of their delicious sauce in the comfort of your own kitchen for a mere fraction of the price.

You’ll Need:
1 pkg Pasta (penne or fettuccine)
1 stick of butter
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

Cook the Pasta al dente. (to your taste preference!)

While the pasta is cooking, Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for two minutes stirring constantly, then add in heavy cream and cream cheese, stirring constantly. Heat until the mixture begins to bubble along the sides, but do not boil.

Add in Parmesan Cheese, and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Continue stirring until the sauce is fully incorporated, but do not boil it as that will cause the cream to curdle.

Relaxing Epsom Bath Soak

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RELAX TO A RELAX TO A HOMEMADE BATH or FOOT SOAK, How to video:

A LOT of these items can be purchased at the good ole dollar store.

I Just made a super easy epsom salt, oil, lavender/vanilla soak for the bath or foot bath. Watch my 1 minute video on how to put it together.

I used:
2 cups lavender Epsom salts (walmart)
5 drops lavender oil (optional but I love lavender and it is relaxing)
A bit of Vanilla (scent)
Baby oil gel (enough to make salt wet)
Baking soda (gives fizz, optional)

Makes a great and fun gift, nice and thrifty. You can add food coloring also to give it a flare. You can decorate however you want and use any type of container. I used mason jars because the dollar store was closed!

BATH or FOOT SOAK, How to video:

I Just made a super easy epsom salt, oil, lavender/vanilla soak for the bath or foot bath. Watch my 1 minute video on how to put it together.

I used:
2 cups lavender Epsom salts (walmart)
5 drops lavender oil (optional but I love lavender and it is relaxing)
A bit of Vanilla (scent)
Baby oil gel (enough to make salt wet)
Baking soda (gives fizz, optional)

Makes a great and fun gift, nice and thrifty. You can add food coloring also to give it a flare. You can decorate however you want and use any type of container. I used mason jars because the dollar store was closed!

$1 HIP GIFT

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I made a cool, unique, and cheap gift. Once again, thank you Dollar Tree, I love you. You can be creative as you want with this project, and the result anyone would love. Basically, draw WHATEVER you want on your mugs. First in pencil, second in Sharpie marker. Then, It becomes permanent when you put it in the oven for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. Make a set for yourself or a friend, wedding gift, fill with candy or whatever! My husband and I drew these designs freehand.