Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Bean Soup in a Jar Gift...


Okay so this is a great idea for a last minute gift...maybe you forgot about someone when you were finishing up your christmas shopping or you just want to try to make a homemade present for someone this year, this is also a great way to let the kids help..

So what I did was filled the jar with the ingredients, I used a recyled spaghetti sauce jar, you can use a mason jar or whatever you have, then I cut a circle (a little bigger than the lid) out of christmas fabric and hot glued it to the lid. Then I tied some christmas ribbon on it and added a tag, it's that simple. I didn't spend a cent making this. I save everything so i had jars and fabric scraps and ribbon lying around my craft room. You can get even more creative, and add a label made with scrapbooking paper, just hot glue it to the jar... Have Fun!!

Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

1 cube bouillon
1 Tbls of italian seasoning
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1/2 cup dried great north beans
1/2 cup uncooked macaroni
1/4 cup barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/3 cup long-grain white rice

Use a funnel to fill the jars with the ingredients. Layer ingredients in the jar. Layer the noodles last so you can remove and cook later.

The tag should say:

Bean Soup

Remove pasta from top of jar and reserve.
Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water.
Bring to a boil and simmer 45 minutes.

Add pasta and simmer 15 minutes more.

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