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   Gift-in-a-jar / Bean n' Noodle Soup Recipe
Happy Holidays everyone!
This page celebrates all the soup holidays in our calendar like National Soup Month, Soup Swap Month, Homemade Soup Day, and National Split Pea Soup Week.
This page also celebrates beans- so we can't forget about bean holidays in our calendar either! National Bean Day, National Baked Bean Month & Eat Beans Day!

Layered Dried Bean Soup & Noodle Mix in a Jar
You can't go wrong in making a big pot of bean-n-noodle soup with homemade cornbread served on the side. Both soup and cornbread make great gifts-in-a-jar. If your interested in giving them as gifts, see our other gifts-in-a-far bean soup recipes.
If not, just enjoy a hot hearty meal for yourself.

Dried Bean Mix: Equal amounts of each
small red beans
dried kidney beans
dried pinto beans
dried green split peas
dried yellow split peas
dried green lentils
dried brown lentils

1 cup uncooked spiral pasta

Mix all dry beans together or Layer each type of bean in a 24 ounce clear gift jar for a layered pretty effect. Put in a few beans at a time until you have filled the jar.
Don't worry if you have more or less of any bean color. You really can't go wrong with this. Just make sure you leave room for the pasta noodles.

Seasoning Mix
1 tablespoon dried sweet pepper flakes
4 beef bouillon cubes or
1 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed

Combine ingredients. Store in a resealable plastic bag. Attach to jar and give with recipe for Seasoned Bean Soup.

Attach these instructions to the jar:
Add Dry Beans from jar
Cover beans with water and soak overnight
Set dry noodles to the side:

Next day: Drain beans and place in stockpot.

For extra hearty flavor Add:
1 smoked ham hock, 1 medium chopped onion, 1 chopped celery, 1 clove garlic, bay leaf, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves or parsley, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar and 7 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer 1 to 1/2 hours.

Last 30 minutes of cooking time, Add 1 or 2 cans stewed tomatoes, 1 cup of noodles and seasoning mix packet. Stirring occasionally, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover beans and continue to simmer until beans are tender and soup thickens.
Serve warm. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Yields about 10 cups soup.

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Other Food Related Holidays around the world
Super Bowl Sunday /Valentines Day - February 14th /
National Hot Breakfast Month / Great American Pies Month /Sweet Potato Month
National Potato Lovers Month /Carrot Cake Day / National Chocolate Fondue Day
Homemade Soup Day /

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