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I’m sorry that I have been so inconsistent with posting lately. It truly is amazing how life can quickly get in the way. These last few weeks have been full of crazy ups and downs. A week and a half ago I came down with the flu and ended up in the ER with extreme dehydration. I won’t gross you out with the details of what sent me there or while I was at the ER but after 7 hours in the ER I finally started to feel human again. Unfortunately for my poor husband, we got home at 2:30 in the morning to find our daughter was sick and starting to head down the same awful path as me. So he packed her up and took her to the ER before she ended up in extreme dehydration state. The poor guy got home at 7:30 AM after being awake for over 24 hours and spending half of that in the ER.
We’ve also had a surprise trip to Arizona to pick up a car from my in-laws, our turn to host our preschool coop, an unexpected death in the family, and a couple Thirty-one parties. Whew! I wish that February was looking a little less packed but there’s no such luck.
Anyways, on to the post. I was freaking out trying to figure out what to give the men in my life for Christmas. Guys can be so hard to give gifts to especially something homemade. All the men in my life love food and after a quick poll from friends on Facebook the consensus was something food related. So I came up with the mason jar spice mix for one of our favorite recipes Tuscan Style Pork Ribs. Hopefully this idea might be something you could use for Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day. Here’s the recipe with some free printables. I got the adorable mason jar printable template from Today’s Mama and used the Claire Hand font. That font is my current favorite. Super cute!
You could totally do this for any of your favorite spice mixes. You could also do fajita mix, taco mix, or Israeli spice rub (all these recipes are for single batches so either triple or quadruple for the jars).
Tuscan Style Pork Rib Spice Mix
1 Tbsp rosemary
4.5 Tbsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp pepper
1 Tbsp sage
1 1/2 tsp thyme
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp coriander
1 1/2 tsp allspice
Mix altogether in a mason jar. This is enough for 3 uses.