Photos by Albright Memorial LibrarySoup in a Jar
1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup dried lentils
1/4 cup dried Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta
In a 1 1/2 pint jar, layer the split peas, bouillon, barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice and bay leaves. Wrap the pasta in plastic wrap and place in the jar. Seal tightly. Decorate jar as you like it and attach *label (instructions below).
(Photos by Sweet Caroline)
* Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions:
1 pound ground beef
Black pepper to taste
Garlic powder to taste
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes - undrained
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3 quarts water
To prepare soup:
Remove pasta from top of jar, set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef with pepper and garlic; drain excess fat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer fro 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta, peas, lentils and barley are tender.
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