We buy large glass jars of our favorite local honey. This stuff is so thick, you almost need a fork to get it out. It's fantastic. It's also extremely difficult to get out a small amount from the glass jar, so we pour it into a plastic squeezable bottle for daily use.
But there's always a thick layer of leftover honey clinging to the glass jar. Spend half a day with me and you'll realize that I do not waste food. I just can't do it. So here's what I do to get that last bit of honey out of the jar:
- Pour in a good amount of cinnamon* and mix with whatever honey has pooled on the bottom of the jar.
- Pour in milk.*
- Place jar in a pot of water and heat gently until milk is warm and honey has come off the bottom portion of the jar.
- Screw the lid on the jar, take it out of the water, dry it a little, and shake that warm milk like crazy until all the honey dissolves from the inside of the jar.
- Distribute into mugs. Plain for the kids; with coffee for me.
*Amounts will vary with the quantity of honey. It's a trial and error kind of thing. I like lots of cinnamon and I fill one third of the jar with milk.
Perfect for a late winter board game day.