Winter Soup - this is a great recipe because you make it, enjoy it and give it away. Here is how it works.
In a large mixing bowl combine your Main Ingredients:
14 ounces of split peas
14 ounces of small pasta shells
1 3/4 cups or 12 ounces of barley
12 ounces of lentils
1 1/2 cups of long grain rice
2 cups dried onions
1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
I thought since it was a Valentine's gift I would put the soup's dry ingredients in this cute polka dotted container. Found and purchased at the dollar store!
You have now created your Main Ingredient Packet: Place 1 1/3 cups in 6-7 separate zip lock sandwich bags. Each Main Ingredient Packet also needs a Seasoning Packet, now combine:
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon of seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon Shillings Fajita Seasoning
Place in small zip lock bag. Remember each Main ingredient packet needs its very own seasoning packet. (matchy, matchy - 6-7 separate seasoning packets to go with your 6-7 main ingredient packets)
seasoning packet, I included the bullion cubes - just to be nice!Now Combine Altogether:
2 quarts of water
Main Ingredient Packet
4 chicken bullion cubes
2 cups cooked cubed chicken
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
This last portion of directions is what you will include when you give your friends the soup!
Keep one packet for yourself and give the other 6 away as gifts to your teachers, friends, neighbors and loved ones this Valentine's Day.