Hearty Chicken Soup Mix in a Jar
Source of Recipe
The Family.com web site - this item is by Sandy Riggs
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Recipe Link: http://www.thefamily.com/recipes/chickensoupjar.html
Hearty Chicken Soup Mix in a Jar
by Sandy Riggs
1 quart wide mouth canning jar
funnel with a two inch wide neck opening (for adding ingredients to jar)
1 small ziplock (snack size) bag for each jar
clear wide tape (to attach cooking instructions)
If you decorate jar, you will need: (Directions for decorating jars at END)
12 inch length of raffia or ribbon to decorate jar (tie around top of jar under lid)
12 inch square piece of material to decorate top of jar lid: measure and trace around top of lid and cut material to fit, glue material to lid with hot glue
scissors or pinking shears
pen or pencil
handful of polyfill/cotton batting
1/3 cup chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
1/2 cup uncooked shell macaroni or other small pasta
1/2 cup uncooked spinach pasta, broken into small pieces
1TBS garlic powder, 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, 1 tsp. dried oregano (mix these together and place them in a small zip lock plastic snack bag to add to top of layers)
2/3 cup uncooked barley
1/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice (not the quick cook kind!)
Using the funnel layer ingredients in the order given: bouillon, onion flakes, small pasta, barley, small pieces of spinach noodles, rice, to fill jar.
Attach tag with cooking instructions: Print out the image below, cut out and tape to front of jar.
graphic & gift jar tag copyright 2000 Sandy Riggs
Cookie Jar Recipe
Makes a great gift!
quart size canning jars with lids
fabric, 10 inches by 10 inches should be sufficient for each jar
pinking shears or scissors
Hot glue gun (I use the low temperature glue gun), and low temp. glue sticks
(TIP: You can also use tacky glue, a craft glue you can find in the craft section of any large department store)
handful of polyfill (for padding top of jar lid...in a pinch use cotton balls stretched out evenly over lid center piece)
wide clear tape (the kind for shipping packages is good!)
Recipe and ingredients for recipe
Thoroughly wash and dry the jar and lid. Find your favorite cookie recipe and gather your ingredients. Fill the jar in layers with dry ingredients of recipe.
On paper, type or hand print recipe for cookies. Adhere recipe to jar with the wide clear tape. The wide clear tape is great for protecting the paper from getting smudged and smeared. Glue a little polyfill to the center round of the jar lid and cover polyfill with fabric which has been cut into a circle measured to fit top of canning jar.(TIP: Trace around the top of jar and then add about an inch diameter all around if you are padding lid with polyfill). The fabric should fit over the the center part of the lid and hang down around the top outside of the canning jar.
Screw the lid on over the fabric covered lid with remaining fabric hanging down. Tie ribbon around the top outside of jar just around the lid for decoration. If you'd like, dab spots of tacky glue around the lid to secure the ribbon to outside rim of lid. Add a little note that says: "Something sweet for a sweet friend". This is a nice homemade gift that any cookie lover will appreciate.