Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pasta Soup...In a Jar!

1 3/4 cup small shell macaroni or other small pasta
3/4 cup dried lentils
3/4 cup dried chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 T dried minced onion
3 1/2 T chicken bouillon granules
1 T plus 1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

Layer the ingredients into a 1 quart (wide-mouth) canning jar. Layer in order, and pack ingredients down before adding the next ingredient. Attach a gift tag with the instructions.

To cook, Place 10 1/2 cups water in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add the Pasta Soup mix. If desired, add a can of chicken or some cooked chicken. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir occasionally.

Kansas City, MO

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