Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar
From: Dollar Stretcher
Contributed by Meg

Recipe By: Real Food for Real People
 Serving Size: 16

  Amount         Ingredient
------------  --------------------------------
     1/2  c.           Dry Split Peas
     1/3  c.           Beef Bouillon -- low sodium
     1/4  c.           Pearl Barley
     1/2  c.           Dry Lentils
     1/4  c.           Dried Minced Onion
     2 T.               Italian Seasoning
     1/2  c.           Uncooked Long Grain Rice -- brown
     1/2  c.           Alphabet Macaroni

Additional Ingredients:
   1 lb.  lean ground beef
   3 qt.  water
   1 28-oz can diced tomatoes, undrained

In a l-1/2-pint or 1 quart jar, layer the first eight ingredients 
in the order listed. Seal tightly.  (If ingredients do not come 
right up to the top of the jar, you can place a crumpled piece of 
plastic wrap on top of the last layer to keep layers from 
shifting, or place macaroni inside a baggie & place on top of 
other ingredients.)

Yield: 1 batch.  Store in a cool, dry place until ready to use.
To give as a gift, decorate jar as desired and attach the 
following directions:

To prepare soup, carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and 
set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef and 
drain. Add water, tomatoes and soup mix, then bring to a boil. 
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 45  minutes. Add the reserved 
macaroni and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni, 
peas, lentils and barley are tender.

One 1-cup serving contains: 165 calories, 106 mg sodium, 19 mg 
cholesterol, 21 gm carbohydrate, 12 gm protein, 4 gm fat 1-1/2 
starches, 1 meat

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