Gifts in a Jar

By Shannon Gosney
In Uncategorized
November 11, 2008

This past weekend, our stake held a “Super Saturday.” For those who aren’t familiar with it, Super Saturday is a day held usually once a year where women get together and work on crafts and service projects and usually have a brunch or lunch.

This year, we had a salad bar for lunch and tons of crafts to work on. I only signed up for a few because at the last few Super Saturdays I attended, I signed up for more than I could finish.

I made a few Santa cookie plates (thanks Melissa and Jo) and a gift in a jar (soup pasta mix). We actually made the pasta soup last night and it turned out really good.

Here is the recipe for putting together Pasta Soup Mix in a Jar:

– 1 quart canning jar with lid
– piece of fabric to cover the lid with
– rubberband to hold fabric onto jar

Layer ingredients in the following order:

– 1 3/4 cups small shell macaroni

– 3/4 cups dried lentils

– 3/4 cups dried diced carrots

– 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

– 3 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion

– 3 1/2 tbsp chicken bouillon

– 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp parsley flakes

– 1 3/4 tsp oregano

– 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Recipe for the Pasta Soup:

– 1 recipe of Pasta Soup Mix in the Jar
– 10 1/2 cups water
– one cooked, shredded chicken breast

Bring water to a boil. Add pasta soup mix ingredients from the jar. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until carrots are softened.

Serve with dinner rolls.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

2 Responses to “Gifts in a Jar”

  1. Cristin says:

    Thanks for the recipe for the soup in the jar. I love things like this!

  2. Melissa says:

    You are welcome on the santa plates, i hope they work out well for you. I hope you like your stocking holder too! See you Wednesday!

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