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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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15 Bean Soup
~ Mix in a Jar ~


1 lb dried black beans
1 lb dried red beans
1 lb dried kidney beans
1 lb dried navy beans
1 lb dried great northern beans
1 lb dried baby lima beans
1 lb dried large lima beans
1 lb dried pinto beans
1 lb dried green split peas
1 lb dried yellow split peas
1 lb dried black eyed peas
1 lb dried red lentils
1 lb dried green lentils
1 lb dried brown lentils
1 lb dried cranberry beans
*~*Spices*~*
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin

Combine beans in a very large bowl
Pour two cups of bean mix into attractive 16oz jars
The beans can also be layered for a pretty effect
Put in a few beans at a time until you have filled the jar
Include the spices in a separate bag included with the jar

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ 15 Bean Soup ~

1 jar soup mix
1 smoked ham hock
2 cans 14.5oz stewed tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups water
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Cover bean mix with water and soak
overnight. Drain beans and place in a
stockpot. Add ham hock, tomatoes, onion,
celery, garlic, bay leaf and water. Bring
to a boil over medium high heat; reduce to
medium low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Add
remaining ingredients; continue to simmer
1 hour or until beans are tender
Remove bay leaf before serving
Serve warm


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ENJOY!!

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