Gifts in a Jar - Soup Mixes
It's getting to that time of year...
For some of us, those who tend to make their own gifts, it is rapidly approaching that time of year when we begin planning what we will be making. I love to make the Gifts in a Jar type gifts. With this kind of gift there is something for everyone, even your pet. You can make cookies, muffins, cakes, speciality coffees, teas and hot chocolates, candies, soups, casseroles, pet munchies, and so many other things. The sky is the limit.
This year I decided to go with the Soups in a Jar gifts. I was trying to think of a type of gif in a jar to give that could be shared by a family or eaten alone. These soups are easy to assemble, use ingredients most people have in their home, and everyone love's soup. When they arrive at home after a long days work what's better than a gift that turns into a simple to make, delicious to eat meal? That's what I thought. So I am sharing some of the best soup recipes for you to use to make your own Soups in a Jar gifts. I hope you like them.
Chili in a jar mix
1/2 cup dried kidney beans
1 cup dried pinto beans
1/3 cup dried minced onions
3 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried minced onions
In a pint jar layer 1/2 cup pinto beans, 1/2 cup kidney beans, 1/2 cup pinto beans and top with seasonings.
Make sure you close jar tightly.
Print this on a card to the recipient.
Ingredients you need to add:
2 lbs ground meat (beef or turkey)
6 cups of water
3 (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
2 or 3 slices of bacon (pork or turkey)
In a Dutch oven place all of the contents in the jar, 6 cups of water, and a little salt.
Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and let the beans set for about 10 minutes.
Drain off the water and add 6 fresh cups of water and the bacon.
Bring to a boil and let cook at a slow boil for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Brown the ground meat and add it and the tomatoes to the beans.
Let cook on slow boil for an hour.
Enjoy with crackers, french bread or garlic bread.
Noodle soup in a jar mix
1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup dried minced onions
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp dried basil
4 chicken bouillon cubes
3 cups of noodles ( enough to fill jar)
Layer all spices at bottom of a one quart jar.
Place noodles on top of spices filling the jar.
Print this on a card for the recipient.
1 can diced tomatoes
8 cups of water
Place tomatoes and water in a soup pan and bring to a boil.
Add noddle soup mix and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Enjoy with a nice fresh salad and a crusty roll.
Lentil Soup in a jar mix
18 cubes beef bouillon
1/3 cup dried minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup dried split peas
1/2 cup uncooked macaroni
1/4 cup barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/3 cup brown rice
1 cup uncooked tri-color spiral pasta
Instructions for putting together jar:
Layer ingredients in the order they were listed into a 1 quart jar.
Close lid tightly and decorate.
Putting together soup:
1 lb ground beef or turkey
12 cups water
Brown meat in a large soup pan, remove excess grease.
Remove tricolor spirals from other contents in jar.
Add 12 cups of water to the ground meat and bring to a boil.
Add all of the ingredients left in the jar, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
Add tricolor spirals and boil for 15 more minutes.
Enjoy soup with a loaf of french bread or garlic rolls.
Which soup do you think you will try?
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