Freeze green onions in water bottles - shake out the right amount and return to the freezer! Handy Tip - I always end up buying so many green onions and recipes never call for more than 3 stalks :P (Make sure the onions are dry before going in the freezer to prevent the freezer burn)
The 1"x2"s that help keep the canning jars from falling are painted with chalkboard paint. Then you can label each section with what is stored in the jars. I like the bushels on the floor underneath too..
The proper way to set the table..... Yup. But most days Ill take any rendition of setting the table, as it doesnt matter to us, and its teaching kids responsibility. (Actually, I can see Hubbys deer in the headlights look if the table WAS set like this!)
Use Soda Bottles for EASY long term food storage for a variety of staples: rice, beans, grains, sugar, etc.... Buy in bulk, store in clean empty bottles and use what you need as you need it! They are water and air tight and keep bugs out!