"Stretch your food dollars by stretching the bits left at the bottom of the jar"
A "bottom of the jar" recipe is just that, a recipe using the little bit at the bottom of the jar or other food container and making it into something you can use. Usually the recipe consists of adding more ingredients into the jar and then closing the lid and giving it a good shake to use all the item. Add all ingredients directly into the jar. Shake jar vigorously to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
Apricot Fruit Spread Glaze
Take an almost empty jar of apricot preserves, or any jam, jelly or preserves that are a step away from being tossed, and fill it 3/4 with orange juice. Place the top on and give it a good shake. Sautee pork loin chops, or chicken or salmon, in a little bit of olive oil with some salt and pepper. Pour in half of the orange juice/apricot mixture and brush the meat, chicken or fish. Glaze will slightly thicken as it cooks.
Asian Dipping Sauce
Take the "Apricot Fruit Spread Glaze" jar (see above) with the remaining orange juice/apricot mixture and add a few slices of ginger root, a jalapeno pepper (remove seeds and ribs if you don't like it too spicy), and add some soy sauce. Place the top back on and give it a good shake. Use as an Asian dipping sauce for items such as sesame chicken strips.
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