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Yes, it’s only the first week of November, but you may be thinking about Christmas gifts. “Soup Mix in a Jar” is a simple one that’s fun to put together, doesn’t cost a lot, and is pleasing to receive.

Layer in a 1 cup Mason jar

¼ cup red lentils
¼ cup dried onion
¼ cup wild rice
¼ cup pearl barley
½ tsp celery salt
½ tsp onion salt
½ tsp garlic powder
1 heaping tsp mild curry powder
(add the next item last – to cover the spices)
¼ cup split yellow or green peas

If you are weight watching, ¼ of the batch is worth about 4 points.

Note: the pearl barley has no bran husk but it may have contamination with wheat. So if you want completely gluten-free, leave out the barley and substitute with a different layer.

Print the following on a tag:


Soup Mix

In a large soup pot, combine this mix with
  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
Bring to boil, then simmer 1 hour.
May add crumbled, crispy bacon & parmesan.
Ingredients: red lentils, dried onion, wild rice, split green or yellow peas, pearl barley, celery salt, onion salt, garlic powder, curry powder


And then

Loop a ribbon around the jar, attach the tag and you’ve made a little Merry.

Do you like homemade gifts for Christmas?