Every year around the holidays I receive a lot of sweets from neighbors. Don’t get me wrong, I love sweets, but when the new year rolls around, it’s fun to give and get something other than cookies and candies. This homemade soup mix in a jar is really easy to put together and can be made whenever they want (it’s not perishable). It is so tasty…and healthy! My family loves it.
You’ll just need a few ingredients and a jar to get started. Some of these ingredients you may want to purchase in the bulk bins of your grocery store. Others you may already have on hand!
To make this soup in a jar I used dried onion, chicken bouillon, pearl barley, lentils, split peas, wild rice, bay leaf, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. I layered the ingredients in a pint-size mason jar, added a red ribbon, and bada-bing bada boom… it’s done!
You’ll definitely want to leave instructions on how to make the soup with the jar. Make a hand-written note, create something cute on your computer, or use the label below. It’s up to you.
|To use this label on the top of your mason jar lid just right click on the image and press “copy image.” Paste the image into a Word document and resize to the size or your jar lid. Print the label and cut out. Paste on top of the jar lid.|
Barley, Lentil, Split Pea and Wild Rice Soup (in a jar)
If you're burnt out on handing out holiday sweets, try this healthy and savory idea instead.
- green lentils: 1/2 cup
- wild rice: 1/2 cup
- pearl barley: 1/2 cup
- green split peas: 1/2 cup
- chicken bouillon: 4 teaspoon
- dried onion: 1 tablespoon
- dried basil: 1/2 teaspoon
- dried thyme: 1/2 teaspoon
- salt: 1/2 teaspoon
- pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
- bay leaf: 1
- water: 8 cups (to be added when cooking by giftee)
- chicken breast halves: 3 (optional; to be added when cooking by giftee)