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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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Italian Pasta Soup
~ Mix in a Jar ~


3/4 cup dried great northern beans
3/4 cup pinto beans
3/4 cup red beans
1/4 cup dried chopped onion
2 tsp dried minced garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried celery flakes
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 1/4 cup small pasta**
(**shells, bowties or ditalini)

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Package the pasta separately, in a ziploc bag, and add to the jar
Place bay leaf on top of jar mixture

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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~ Italian Pasta Soup ~

1 jar soup mix
2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 lb ham chopped
2--28oz cans Italian plum tomatoes, chopped
4 cups chicken stock *OR* water

In a large pot, saute carrot, celery, and ham in
olive oil. Add tomatoes, chicken stock or water
and bean mix. Bring to a boil. Cover partially,
reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours until beans are
tender. Add pasta. Cook about 5-7 minutes or until
pasta is done

~Variation~
Cook pasta separate, place in the bottom of
serving bowl and then spoon hot soup over the pasta
Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese


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ENJOY!!

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