Friendship Soup Mix – Layered Soup Mix in a Jar ~ posted by KristineIN

We really like this one and I make it up in jars to keep on hand.

Friendship Soup Mix – Layered Soup Mix In A Jar

1/2 cup dry split peas
1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
1/4 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/4 cup dried minced onion
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 cup alphabet macaroni or other small macaroni (can be put in a plastic sandwich bag to make it easier for the recipient to get out of jar )

Additional Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
3 qts. water
1 (28-ozs.) can diced tomatoes, undrained

In a 1-1/2-pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order listed. Seal tightly.

Yield: 1 batch.

Instructions to attach to jar:

Friendship Soup Mix:

To Prepare Soup: Carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and set aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain. Add the water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to a boil Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender.

Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts)

Mrs. Naverud’s Freezer Pickles, from kalanamak

Mrs. Naverud’s Freezer Pickles.

Mix
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 white vinegar
1/4 cup pickling salt
Heat until dissolved, let stand 20-40 minutes

Peel and slice somewhat thinly (thicker than the shredder)
12 cucs, 2 to 3 inches in diameter

Seed and de-vein and cut into thin strips
2 large bell peppers

Slice and seperate
2 large onions

Mix the veggies well with the liquid.
Pack in plastic freezer boxes and freeze.

This is a useful way to store extra cucs. The thawed and drained
product is very fresh tasting (rather than pickle-y) and is a treat in
the off season. My mother knew the very elderly Mrs. Naverud years ago,
a kindly and lovely lady, and an old farm wife.