Sunday, December 13, 2015

Holiday Soup Gift Jars


1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/2 cup dry split peas
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup dry green lentils
1/4 cup dried onion flakes
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice 
1 or 2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked pasta (shells, macaroni, alphabet)

I also add...

1/4 cup red lentils
dehydrated carrots
dehydrated corn
dehydrated zucchini slices


In a 1 litre jar, layer the bouillon, split peas, barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice, and bay leaves. Wrap the pasta in plastic wrap, and place in the jar. Seal tightly.

Attach a label or recipe card to the jar with the following: 

Holiday Soup  
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 1 pound ground beef, black pepper to taste, garlic powder to taste, 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes - undrained, 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste or 1 (10 oz) can tomato sauce, and 3 quarts water. 
TO PREPARE SOUP: Remove pasta from top of jar, and set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef with pepper and garlic; drain excess fat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste/sauce, water, and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta, peas, lentils and barley are tender.

Holiday Soup jars can be given as-is, or in a gift bag with a box of corn bread mix, a wooden spoon, can of tomato sauce, pretty napkins, etc.


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful idea! Great recipe, and the jars look so festive and colourful. How very lucky these recipients are..... I can taste it now.....