Last updated on November 21st, 2021 at 12:09 am
Layered soup in a jar makes a super stand-alone gift any time. But combined in a “theme” gift basket they make an even more impressive gift in a jar presentation. Inexpensive ingredients and quick to assemble!
I made my first layered soup in a jar recipes for my Christmas gift baskets 10 years ago. This recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup, along with a jar of Minestrone Soup, were nestled in with a rice hot pack, crackers, pine cones, a Christmas ornament and homemade kahlua. All this in an orange crate wrapped in cellophane and tied with curling ribbon. Ten years hence and its still a classic gift.
This idea is also a great pick-me-up for a poorly friend. Pack in a crate or basket: a homemade Rice Hot Pack, Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar, cough drops, Vicks vapor rub, and a good book.
And, of course, this is a great pantry staple soup mix to have on hand for yourself, especially after Thanksgiving or Christmas, or whenever you have leftover chicken or turkey.
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Chicken Noodle Soup in a Jar –
¼ cup of red lentils
2 tbsp. dried minced onion or onion flakes
1½ tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
½ tsp. dried dill weed or dill seed
1/8 tsp each celery seed and garlic powder
approximately 1 cup medium egg noodles
1 bay leaf.
In a two-cup jar, layer from bottom in the order listed above, then seal the jar.
Include these instructions:
You can use our free printable to attach the recipe instructions to your jar gift or write your own with the following instructions:
Bring 8 cups of water to boil in large saucepan. Stir in jar of soup mix.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
Discard bay leaf and stir in 1½ cups of frozen corn or mixed vegetables and 2 cups of cooked, diced chicken or turkey.
Simmer for five minutes until vegetables are tender and chicken is heated through.
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