…discovering that you have 12 quart-sized canning jars in a box in the basement that you had forgotten about, and a wonderful-sounding recipe for apple-green tomato chutney. The chutney is currently in a pot on the stove boiling, and promises to make about 4 quarts.
Update: one of those jars is a Mason commemorative Bicentennial jar! I have a canning jar that is older than I am! And, I mean, it’s glass, so it’s not like it’s gone bad or anything. I may try canning some water in it, though, just to make sure it hasn’t gotten knocked around too much and developed cracks.