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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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~ Palouse Soup Mix in a Jar ~

**Makes 10 cups of mix**

2 1/2 cups green split peas
2 1/2 cups lentils
2 1/2 cups pearl barley
2 cups alphabet macaroni *OR* brown rice
1 cup dried onion flakes
1/2 cup celery flakes
1/2 cup parsley flakes

1 1/2 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp white pepper

Mix all ingredients together
Place mixture in wide-mouth 1-quart canning 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


~ Palouse Soup ~

1 cup soup mix
4 cups of water
1 cup of cooked chopped meat
1/2 tsp salt (optional)

Stir contents of jar before using
Combine 1 cup of soup mix with water
or seasoned stock in large pan. Add
meat, if desired. Bring to a boil
Reduce heat to low and cover pan
Simmer gently for 45-60 minutes,
or until peas are tender
Add salt, if desired


~Minestrone Variation~

1 cup of soup mix
1--16oz can of stewed tomatoes
2-3 cups of water or stock
1 carrot, chopped
1-2 potatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp basil
1 clove minced garlic (optional)
1/2 tsp salt (optional)

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pan
Simmer 45-60 minutes or until peas are tender
Add salt, if desired

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