We love a certain brand of pickles that come in large mason jars. And I've been saving the jars for various purposes- such as "lanterns" with tealights outside. But when I ran out of tupperware for some homemade soup, two freshly washed jars were the perfect containers to share soup with our neighbors. Now, because I didn't actually can the soup, they had to go in the fridge to eat immediately but gosh, they sure made that soup look nice! This is a ham, bean and lentil soup that my mom made at our house. We've put our butternut squash and apple soup in these jars too and it looks fantastic.