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In honor of all the Food Holidays in our calendar,
this page is dedicated to Split Pea Soup Week which is celebrated the second week of November. This page is also dedicated to National Soup Month, Soup Swap Month, bean day, gifts-in-a-jar and the #1 thing we do the most during holidays (other than eating that is) gift giving. Let this page be a helpful guide for your own homemade gifts-in-a-jar. You will find recipes and great ideas to help you with your fun project.

When is National Eat Beans Day? July 3

Split Pea Soup Mix
recipe for gift-in-a-jar

2 1/2 cups green split peas
2 1/2 cups lentils
2 1/2 cups pearl barley
2 cups alphabet macaroni
1 cup dried onion flakes
1/2 cup celery flakes
1/2 cup parsley flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Stir before using.Makes 10 cups of mix.

Attach this to the Jar:  Split Pea Soup
Combine 1 cup of soup mix with 4 cups of water or seasoned stock in large pan. Add 1 cup of cooked chopped meat, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pan. Simmer gently for 45 to 60 minutes, or until peas are tender. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt if desired.

Split Pea Soup can be made with yellow split peas as well as green split peas. In fact many cooks would rather serve yellow soup instead of green soup because it looks more appetizing, but both taste delicious!

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