Sunday, 5 July 2015

Christmas in July 2015 day 5 / Noël en juillet 2015 jour 5

CIJ day 5 / jour 5

Soup time!  There are lots of great recipes on the web to put the dry ingredients for a soup and you attach the recipe with a tag.  Nowadays less and less people have time to make soup so I think this is a heartfelt gift.

Friendship soup in a jar with printable tag for the instructions

Friendship Soup
1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/3 cup dry lentils
1/4 cup dry onion flakes
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked white rice (I use Basmati)
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup uncooked small shape pasta.

In a 1.5 pint jar, layer the peas, bouillon, barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice, and bay leaves. Wrap the pasta in a little bit of plastic wrap and tuck on top. Seal the jar.

Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions:

Directions: Remove pasta packet and set aside. Brown 1 lb. ground beef or turkey with black pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes (with juice), 3 tbsp of tomato paste, 3 quarts water, and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes. Add pasta and cook 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.


  1. At a Christmas party one year I won some soup in the jar and they were good.

  2. Sounds good, and what a terrific gift.

  3. These are such a great gift idea. I got one a long time ago and loved it.

  4. Soup jar with all the ingredients ready to go + winter = win-win all around!