Ok folks, I am compelled to make a few changes to my last post ‘EATING COLORS’ ( and trust me, you will benefit from these few changes. Just a tip or two, nothing major, unless you happen to take fermentation seriously. For some, that may not be a problem. For others, it can be quite a problem, especially if the grandkids are over and you are not immune to their antics and hysterical comments that start with ‘she’ and end with ‘farted’, exclamation point. Just a side note completely off the subject; I would have never said that word when I was a child. Mama would have scrubbed the taste buds right off my tongue with a bar of Dove-one-quarter-cleansing-cream soap. But today kids get away with saying anything…I’ll save that for another post.

Back to the salad tips:
1. Might be a good idea to use pint jars instead of quart size. A quart of packed vegetables is alot of vegetables. That’s enough salad for two or three people.
2. Find out if anyone else in your house plans to consume any before you make ten quarts of salad for the week. Otherwise, there may be some waste to deal with.
3. It may not be a good idea to add sunflower or any other seeds to the packed salads until you are ready to eat. They will remain fairly crunchy, but they are real ugly coming from a jar of moist, delicious,fresh packed salad veggies.
4. I’ve decided not to add any kind of dressing to the bottom of the jar before stacking the ingredients in. Or for that matter, anything juicy at all. Repeat after me: FER-MEN-TA-TION. ’nuff said.

I still love the whole idea of making salads for the week. I’m convinced it will help me eat healthier and the convenience speaks for itself. It’s way easier to have something to eat in the fridge instead of waiting until the last minute and then frantically searching for anything to throw down.

You know, it might be a good idea to pack some other food items in jars for a meal in a hurry. Soup? Chili? Gumbo? I wonder… I have to find out if food such as that can be canned and kept on the shelf until required. Meal in a jar, who knows? Have you ever done something like that? If so, please comment on this post and share your knowledge with me and everyone else.

Blessings to you!


Please pray for peace, people. The whole world needs your prayers. Today I am praying especially for Kenya.


  1. I was wondering about the salad dressing at the bottom. I didn’t think that would work unless to ate them almost immediately. But since I don’t eat dressing that was no problem for me. But I had not thought about how big of a salad it would make for one person. Thanks for the update. Now I need to go get pint jars and salad makings.

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