Chili and Cornbread: A Cool-Weather Meal in a Jar

Summer is behind us, but that doesn't mean the end of eating outdoors — or the end of packing food in jars for waste-free, portable meals. This chili and cornbread combo in a jar looks like the perfect meal for a cozy autumn picnic.

To make these, you just fill the bottom of the jar with your favorite chili and top it with a scoop of cornbread batter. The jars go into the oven, heating up the chili and baking the cornbread into a golden cap on top. All you need to bring along is a little butter, some spoons and maybe a thermos full of something warm for an easy outdoor lunch.

This idea could be adapted with biscuit or pie dough on top and your favorite stew on the bottom, like an individual pot pie. What's your favorite cool-weather stew and bread combination?

See more: Chili and Cornbread in a Jar at Giver's Log

Related: Have Jar, Will Travel: Best Ideas for Meals in a Jar

(Images: Giver's Log)