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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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Old Fashion Ham Hock Stew
~ Mix in a Jar ~


1 cup dried red kidney beans
1 1/3 cup dried great northern beans
1 cup dried pinto beans
1 bay leaf

~Seasoning Packet~
2 tbsp dried minced onion
2 tbsp dried celery flakes
1 tbs dried parsley
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp dried whole leaf thyme
4 tbs chicken bouillon

Mix and place the seasonings in a small plastic bag
Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order listed above
Place the packet on top of the beans

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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~ Old Fashion Ham Hock Stew ~

1 jar stew mix
2 ham hocks
1 cup carrots, chopped
10-12 cups water

Remove seasoning packet from the mix
Wash beans and put into microwave dish,
filling with water 1- 2 inches over the beans
Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and poke 3
small holes in wrap with a sharp knife
Microwave on high for 9 minutes, then rotate
dish and microwave another 9 minutes
Drain beans and place in crockpot
Cover with 10-12 cups hot water
Add ham hocks, carrots and
seasoning packet
Cook on high for 5-6 hours
Remove and discard the bay leaf


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ENJOY!!

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