Repurposed Jars into gifts and {the best} Granola recipe

I feed many mouths in a week. Like, a lot. And that means numerous jars, cans and wrappers that are recycled or dumped. But, lately I've been saving those gorgeous glass jars, decorating them and filling them to use as Biddle

Thoroughly cleaned jars and spray painted  lids.

Thoroughly cleaned jars and spray painted  lids.

Both jars were embellished; tea jar included a packet of sweeteners and lemon. The Best Granola is in the smaller jar.

Both jars were embellished; tea jar included a packet of sweeteners and lemon. The Best Granola is in the smaller jar.

Some other ideas
 *Soup for sick friend       *Homemade Sauce      *Trail Mix        *Slips of encouraging notes     *Beverages      *Carmel Popcorn      *Diced fresh fruit      *Salad     *Dips
 .....and the list goes on. The good news is that these containers can be left with a sick friend or new mama as part of a meal. 

Here is the Best Granola recipe:  

4 cups Rolled Oats                    1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
3/4 cup coconut                        1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup sliced almonds                  1 stick butter
1 cup sliced pecans                    1/2 cup honey
1 tsp cinnamon                            2/3 cup brown sugar
Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Melt butter with honey in another bowl; mix. Drizzle butter mixture over oats; stir. Add brown sugar, mix. Divide mixture between two jelly pans. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring a couple of times to evenly bake oats; should be a toasty brown color. Cool on pan. Break up and add dried fruit.

Love new thrifty ways to share joy with the people God puts in our lives.  

xox- susan