Amazing Mason Jar Lid Hack
Don't toss those plastic Parmesan Cheese lids! Grab a mason jar instead and reuse them. Here's how to make your own Chinese 5 Spice Blend and use that lid to keep the spices fresh and handy!
5 Spice Blend adds a ton of flavor to your dishes, especially Chinese food recipes. Make your own and use this handy idea in your kitchen.
Ok, first get your spices together.
What You Need: Grab anise seed, ground white pepper, ground cloves, ground cinnamon and fennel seed. Instead of white pepper, you can use roasted Szechaun peppercorns. You'll also want to use a coffee grinder, 8 oz jelly jar and that plastic Parmesan Cheese Container Lid.
Measure equal parts of the spices (I used 1/4 of each spice and the mixture fit perfectly in the 8oz jelly jar) and grind them/combine them in the coffee grinder.
Easy peasy, right?
Unscrew that lid off the cheese container, wash it with dish soap, dry it and screw it on that 8 oz jelly jar. It's a perfect fit!
Enjoy your homemade 5 Spice Blend. This also makes a fun and thoughtful holiday gift for friends and family who enjoy cooking.
So go check out your recycling bin. If you have one of these, you have a FREE lid that works great on mason jars. Enjoy!
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Published September 7th, 2015 12:28 PM
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