Continuing down the trail of my jar preoccupation, I offer another interesting (easy! attractive! portable!) way to use them. Collect various size jars, fill them with favorite crudités, spreadable cheeses, dips, and cracker-like things, set all on a tray, and call it appetizers if not light dinner.
Pictured in my photo are tiny boiled potatoes, roasted asparagus spears, steamed broccoli rabe, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, taramasalata, homemade aioli, and two kinds of crackers.
I threw this together quickly, but next time I will assemble with more artful consideration. Still, add a beautiful sunset to a tray of vegetables, and it looks like a masterpiece.