In my Kitchen today ! I am sharing an easy and Yummy soup recipe that is made from dry ingredients. Today in Honor of Soap Month it’s Friendship Soup – in a Jar recipe – perfect housewarming gift or wedding gift !
Recipe & Layering:
1/2 C dry split peas
1/3 C beef bouillon granules
1/4 C barley
1/2 C lentils
1/4 C onion flakes (dried)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 C long grain rice
2 Bay leaves
1/2 C uncooked small 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.
Tag for your Soup :
Attach the tag to the jar with the following instructions:
Friendship Soup: ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 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, and 3 quarts water. TO PREPARE SOUP: Remove pasta from top of jar, and 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 for 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta, peas, lentils and barley are tender.
And Decorate as you will -it can be part of a larger gift with kitchen items or even a Soup pot to cook it in. Lisa
Today from my kitchen I am posting about last minute gifts you can Cook up in your kitchen – so here some family favorites. First up perfect for anyone- hot chocolate in a jar with Homemade marshmallows perfect combo-
Tag on Jar Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add ½ cup of the hot chocolate mix to 1 cup of boiling water in a mug and stir until completely combined. Top with marshmallows, if desired, and enjoy!
Homemade Marshmallows :
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice cold water, divided
12 ounces granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
Combine the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.
When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel or knife dusted with the confectioners’ sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary.
You can package together in a large jar or you can place Marshmallows in a plastic bag or jar and give separate, Lisa
As my earlier post said (you did read it?) the Flu is being passed around at work . My special treat – From My Kitchen is a Vaporizing Bath Melt.
So Gather up these Supplies:
1/2 C baking soda
1 C Corn starch
5 T Vicks ( i used generic kind)
1 tsp water (as need to the mixture)
Ice Cub trays ( mine are small from the Dollar store)
In a bowl add Corn starch and the Vapr -mix together. Add Baking soda to mixture and Mix. Add water to mixture as needed -a little at a time -until it will hold together. Place in ice cub trays and place in freezer until set. When you take them out you can place in a container to give as a gift or use yourself.
Use these in the shower by placing next to the drain and letting them melt. Lisa
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