Giveaway: 2 Big Red Kitchen Mason Jar Starter Kits including Big Red Kitchen’s new Cookbook “Glass is in Session- Back to School Mason Jar Meals”

This has to be about the coolest Giveaway I have ever hosted here on BRK! Why? Because it’s unique. I have teamed up with Fillmore Container to create the Big Red Kitchen Mason Jar Meal Stater Kit, a kit customized to help you get started in building your own Mason Jar Meals (MJMs). What is an MJM?  Here is my definition…

Mason Jar Meals are designed for busy singles, couples, and families who are looking for creative and healthy meals to be made ahead of time for fresh eating on the go.  They are designed to store in the refrigerator and eaten within 3-5 days or stored in the freezer up to 3 months.

My new little cookbook “Glass is in Session- Back to School Mason Jar Meals” is a recipe collection of our favorite Mason Jar Meals, not only enjoyed by children, but many adults too.  “Glass is in Session” includes 17 of our favorite tried and true MJMs with many of them perfect for the freezer;  answers to MJM FAQ’s; many tips including how many jars you should own, how to label, wash, and care for your jars; and many more MJM ideas. This book is 35 pages and includes color photos of many of the MJMs.

Fillmore Container has been a dream to work with in creating the starter kit. Their company is based in Lancaster, PA and carries every type of jar, lid, candle making items, and accessories for canning, candle making, and now MJMs!  Their site is very easy to navigate and I have been enjoying their new blog that wowed me with how to make Homemade Root Beer– the real stuff!  Now here is another really cool thing that I love- when you go to their site, you will be able to find the BRK Collection of jars I use here in Big Red Kitchen for all my MJMs. You will be able to purchase the jars by the case to share with friends and family. But for this Giveaway, Fillmore has divided cases of various sized jars to make 2 MJM starter kits for you to have a chance to win. So very unique indeed!

Big Red Kitchen Mason Jar Meal Starter Kits will include…
1.  A unique Mason Jar collection of varying sized jars to get you started in building your own MJMs will be provided by Fillmore Container to include the following jars…
3-  1 quart Ball wide mouth jars
6-  pint Ball wide mouth jars
6-  8 ounce Kerr wide mouth jars
6-  8 ounce reg mouth Ball jars – 1/2 pint
6-  4 ounce mini quilted Ball jars

2.  The kit will also include my new little cookbook “Glass is in Session- Back to School Mason Jar Meals” provided by me, Robin Sue of Big Red Kitchen. I’ll even sign the books if you want!

How 2 People Can Win The Kits…
Leave a comment stating your favorite Mason Jar Meal idea or recipe.
2.  For a second entry, “like” Fillmore Container’s FB page and leave another comment stating you did.
3.  For a third entry sign up for my Big Red Kitchen Newsletter either on the right sidebar or in the little red box at the bottom of the post (don’t forget to verify) and leave a comment that you had done so. “Glass is in Session Vol 2.” including many more recipes never published on BRK will be made available to the public later this Fall. The newsletter will alert you when it is ready for purchase.

1. By participating in this Giveaway/sweepstakes you are agreeing to these terms.
2.  Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the USA.
3. FaceBook has nothing to do with this giveaway and will not be used to announce the winners.
4.  The giveaway ends midnight EST Wednesday Sept. 5th.  The two winners will be chosen at random and announced on Sept 6th.  BRK will alert the 2 winners by the valid emails they enter when signing up to comment on this site. The winners will have 72 hours to respond (midnight EST Sunday Sept. 9th.)
If we do not hear from them within those 72 hours, then another winner will be chosen in their place.
5.  When the winners are chosen they will provide BRK their mailing address so that Fillmore Container can send the Mason Jar Starter Kits and I, Big Red Kitchen can send the little cookbook. 
  Fillmore will handle shipping cost of the jars and BRK will handle the shipping cost of the book.
6. No purchase necessary to participate.
7. Fillmore and BRK have partnered together on this giveaway for some good old fashion fun and I claim no stake in their company or they any in mine- we are just  having a BALL (get it?), and I am sure they would conKerr, and this now ends my obligatory legal JARgon. Smile.

8. We will take entries for this giveaway/sweepstakes until midnight EST on Wednesday September 5th.  

We have 2 winners!
Comment #33 Jenny
Comment #225 Jessi
I have emailed our winners and awaiting their addresses. Fillmore Container and I thank each and every one of you for participating. Now go make some MJMs!

Another way Big Red Kitchen is Keepin’ it Glassy!


  1. Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM | Permalink

    What a neat giveaway. I just started canning and I’m hooked.

  2. Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

    GASP! this is SO CUTE and you know i’m in love with your MJMs 🙂

  3. Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    How cool! I love your many, many ideas for mason jars-I share your affection for them but I’m afraid I greatly under-utilize them.

    I was very excited to see pint-and-a-half jars on the Fillmore site. I have some left from my mom’s canning days but didn’t think it was possible to replace the ones that break from time to time. Love that size for so many things!

  4. Katie
    Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM | Permalink

    Great giveaway!

  5. Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM | Permalink

    Your little cookbooks sound terrific! Not sure how to enter the giveaway…. what did I miss?

  6. Joyce
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 6:27 AM | Permalink

    The pigs in a blanket recipe is one of my favorites. My kids love the core dogs and the mini quesadillas and cinnamon chips. I have to make more than one batch just so I can get some into a few jars.
    The best thing about MJMs are the easy clean up, preportioned items, and how organized my refrigerator looks!

  7. sandra
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

    I love canning! It is such a satisfaction to see shelves filled with food for the winter! HAve been eyeing those little jars for quite some time they are so cute.

  8. Posted August 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM | Permalink

    I love these mason jar salad ideas especially the chicken ramen salad.

  9. Pattij
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

    I tried your Lazy Lasagna and it was a big hit! Great Giveaway!

  10. Holly Wolf
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

    I love the salad in a jar recipe! All of your ideas are great

  11. Holly Wolf
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM | Permalink

    like filmore container on FB

  12. Holly Wolf
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM | Permalink

    signed up for your newsletter. Thank you

  13. Erin Vogt
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:14 AM | Permalink

    I pack lunch daily for our children to take to school. They often request salads so I am always looking for new ideas. I love, love, LOVE the chicken cobb salad, and I know they would, too! Thanks for all of the incredible ideas! And I just ‘liked’ Fillmore’s Container’s FB Page – diving into that next! 🙂

  14. Erin Vogt
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

    I ‘liked’ Fillmore’s Container’s FB Page! Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. Erin Vogt
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

    AND I subscribed to your newsletter! Can’t wait to get some new ideas!

  16. Marisella
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM | Permalink

    My family loves the Curry in a Hurry. The corndogs were a great hit as well. 🙂

  17. Marisella
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

    I just “liked” Fillmore Container’s FB page and signed up for the newsletter. I love your blog 🙂

  18. Nikki
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    I tried your Peanut Butter Pies and that has to be my absolute favorite mason jar recipe!

  19. Jamie O.
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM | Permalink

    It was super tough to pick just one, but I love the Sparkling Cucumber Spritzer! And anything in a mason jar! I have recently started canning and love it!

  20. Nikki
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    I liked Fillmore Container’s on Face Book 🙂

  21. Jamie O.
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    I now like Filmore’s FB page and wonder how I did not discover it before!

  22. Amanda M
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM | Permalink

    I’d love to win. I only own very few mason jars and these would help kick-off my mason jar meal madness!

  23. Jamie O.
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM | Permalink

    I am now a newsletter subscriber, can’t wat!

  24. kelli
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Your information about using MJs to rice cauliflower has revolutionized my paleo life! Thank you!!

  25. kelli
    Posted August 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

    I “like” Fillmore on Facebook

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