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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 16

31 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad

This Tomato, Onion and Cucumber salad is very easy to assemble and have ready before your guests arrive or a great dish to take when asked to ‘bring a salad’.  You could also add in some fetta for an extra flavour hit.  This would make a great Christmas Day salad too, lovely colours of green and […]

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  • Y. Bentley

    Hi Kat, the tomato, cucumber and onion salad how many people with this serve as a side salad.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi, i would say 4 – 6 people.:)ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 15

34 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 14

35 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Oooh those cubbies are SO cool!

    Thanks for sharing our paper stockings… I am so not even remotely organised for Christmas! LOLReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Aren’t they so cute!.:) Love the paper stockings, such a great idea!
      I know Christmas is coming around so quickly!!.:)ReplyCancel

How to make Mason Jar Salads

Mason jar salads are just that a salad in a mason jar. I’m not sure who came up with this concept, but I think it’s genius. Storing the salad in a glass (mason) jar keeps it fresh for 5-7 days.

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  • Lorrie

    Wow these look so good I am going to have to give this a go myself, I guess you could really do whatever combination you wanted.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Lorrie! You can put whatever you like in them, they are so good! I look forward to my lunch everyday.:)ReplyCancel

  • Carley

    That sounds great but am wondering does it have to be a mason jar? Can other glass jars work or even Tupperware and still remain as fresh as you say storing in mason is?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Carley, Yes it can be any glass jar just not plastic as it won’t keep it’s freshness.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Can I ask why the Mason jars? Does the jar need to be specially sealed like with preserving or can one just put the lid on the jar and the salad will be right for a few days? Such a great idea- I need to do the same thing. My husband and two children usually get fed well and I get either whatever’s left for work lunches or eat when I remember at home!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Samantha, Yes the jars need to be glass and to seal to keep in the freshness so they last. They are so perfect for busy lifestyles.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Robertson

    i am really Impressed with your Mason jar salads. One question – do the avocados go brown? What do the eggs taste like after a week?
    Thank you for such interesting ideas.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Lynn, Funny you ask abut the avocados! I honestly thought they would too but no they didn’t. By day 5 they had slightly started to have a little brownish colour but still totally fine to eat. And the eggs were fine too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    Where did you find these Mason jars? All the ones I’ve looked at have a handle and a hole for a straw through the lid.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Courtney, You can purchase them at Big W or there is a link on the post just above.ReplyCancel

      • Jen

        FYI, the link didn’t work for me. There was a problem with the redirection: “Unfortunately we cannot redirect you to the website requested….”, etc. I did manage to extract the website you intended the link take us to from the redirection URL though…

        Thanks for this post! I have been wanting to find a way to make salads last longer and was specifically considering trying a different storage container, so I will try some mason jars instead of a different plastic container!ReplyCancel

  • elizabeth

    Can u layer just the dressing veggies, feta cheese and lettuce as I font like eggs or meat in my salad?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Elizabeth, yes you can add whatever salads you enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I have a heap of old maccona coffee jars do you think that they will work as well? ThanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Melissa, I honestly haven’t tried it. It may work because coffee stays fresh. If you try it let me know.:)ReplyCancel

    • Paul Thornton

      Mason Jars have rubber O-ring on inner lid to give airtight seal. To replicate this on coffee jars, run a thin ring of soft silicone sealant around underside edge of lid.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I will give it a go with both thanksReplyCancel

  • sarah

    I love the idea – makung life easier! But…. What about your poached chicken – if it was poached on sunday and you made 5 salads up for mon – fri, is the chicken still ok?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Sarah I am finding it is still OK, haven’t come down sick yet thank goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    Hi, I love this idea but I’m a but unsure of how long you can wait before you eat poached chicken and boiled eggs… Is it really ok on Friday, if made on Sunday night, or is there. 2 day limit for safe eating?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I completely understand your worry Tiffany I was concerned in the beginning too but it is all still edible by the Friday.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy walker

    My favourite is bottom layer balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing, next layer either butter beans or chickpeas, then cous cous, then roasted pumpkin, then crumbled feta and finally a layer of salad greens ( I like baby spinach) yum!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      OOh Wendy my mouth is watering that sounds so so good.ReplyCancel

  • shell

    These look amazing, I am going to experiment tomorrow. I just wondered if you thought that tuna would keep in the jar?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Shell, I haveb’t tried Tuna yet, only because I love chicken saladas. But I do want to try it at some stage, if you do, please let me know :)ReplyCancel

      • Shell

        Yeah, I wonder if the tuna will be too moist to put next to the salad greens. I might make it with the others, but use this one first, rather than waiting until later in the week, and then if its ok, stretch it out to 2 days next week and so on and so forth… I will let you know :-)ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Sounds good, you will have to let me know how they turn out.:)ReplyCancel

          • Shell

            TUNA UPDATE! :-)
            Tuna keeps really well for up to 5 days, my salads have never lasted any longer that because They’ve been too tasty!

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      OOh that’s so good to hear Shell that they work, I’d love to try some with Salmon too! I’ve had a few this week with left over ham from our Christmas feast over the weekend, so good!ReplyCancel

  • Isabelle Pearce

    l love the idea Katrina. I will buy big jars and mini ones for my 3 year old that loves salads. It will make my life so much easier and less boring. As every day we eat the same and it gets boring. Do you need to boil the jars, and seal them like you do with jam…? Or just close the lid very tightly? ThanksReplyCancel

  • Hi
    I try making your mason jar salad it was so easy to make and it tasted yummy my husband liked it too, I am also try fruit salad in the jars i put honeydew melon, rockmelon, watermelon, so we will see how it goes.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh i like the sound of the fruit Mason Jars! You will have to let me know how they turn out, Jeannette.:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    I love these!!! Just wondering what you do to keep them fresh for so long? Do you just put the lid on or do you need to pressure preserve?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Nothing special Ashley, just put the lid on and keep them in the fridge.ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 13

36 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 12

37 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 11

38 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Weekend Catch Up #15

A look at my week via the photos I have shared on Instagram.  From Instagram My Mr 11 has just finished Jason Segel (Marshall from How I met your mother) latest book ‘nightmares’, he loved it. We found it at @targetaustralia. Christmas gift idea for a tween. #christmas #christmasgiftidea #tween #book #jasonsegel #nightmares #bookfortweens #reading […]

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  • Michelle

    Hi, I love your Santa letter printable a but have you ever considered doing a template for smaller children. My son is 5 and his writing is bigger because he’s only in prepReplyCancel

    • Hannah

      You could always print on bigger page / split printing to double sided to spread it over two pages :)ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Thank you Hannah, wonderful idea.:)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I totally hear what you are saying Michelle! I do like hannah”s idea.ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Hi Kat, I was drawn in by the title, how to keep pre made salads for a week & I can”t see the article, I’m really tired so that probably explains it but i would have been interested
    cheers
    AnnaReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 10

41 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Great tips for baby (and cat) proofing this christmas! Thanks for sharing Katrina! :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Charlene!ReplyCancel

3 keys tips for stress free Christmas Shopping

This post is sponsored by Big W It is that time of year that you need to start to consider shopping for Christmas gifts. Some love this time of year, like me.  I really enjoy deciding what gifts to buy, finding the right one, wrapping it and most of all watching them open it.  However, my […]

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  • Adorable Printable! Thank you for sharing it!!! I can’t wait to use it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I offered to do my daughters ironing and in return she wrapped all my presents. It was fantastic and has really helped both of us. Last year I babysat and she and her brother did all the food shopping for Christmas. I loved being with the kids and they appreciated some time out.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen

    Could you please take me off the mailing list? Thanks. I couldn’t find the ‘unsubscribe’ button.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Maureen, Sorry it is something you have to do from your computer. If you go to the bottom of the newsletter page you will see the unsubscribe, just click that.ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    It would be great if this list was in your Xmas planner :-)ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Leah, you can purchase it in my shop. Here is the link for youhttp://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/christmas-gift-list/ReplyCancel