I thought of going back to the store to see if they would sell me a new lid, but in the mean time I set a plastic lid from a regular quart yogurt tub on the jar to keep good things in and bad things out. I wasn't happy with it. When our giant jar of mixed nuts was down the hatch, that lid was commandeered for the jar. It was royal blue. Certainly better than the flat lid just sitting, but the threads didn't quite match. Not good enough, not yet.
|Old jar. New lid. Perfect fit.|
But then the peanut butter jar with its brittle bottom went empty, and before my hands and all the Things I get to do today could throw it out, my brain said "STOP. Save the lid." It fits perfectly. It's green.