1/2 cup dried kidney beans
4 crumbled beef bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup elbow macaroni, (measure into a small baggie and place on top in the jar!)
Layer all ingredients in a large cone-shaped bag, Jar, or Vacuum
Seal bag; seal & attach a tag with directions. If desired, Decorate
Jar/Cone/Bag for what-ever occasion it was created for.
8 cups water
1 package minestrone soup mix
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
2 carrots peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
Place water into a large stockpot. Add the minestrone soup mix and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the skin from the sausage.
In a medium skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it into small pieces. Add the vegetables to the skillet and saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the sausage, vegetables and tomatoes to the soup. Bring soup to a boil, and add the elbow macaroni. Simmer for 30 minutes.
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