Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 9!!!

Oh my goodness!!!! I can't believe that it's already Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas!!!!!! This has been so much fun and I want to thank all of you who have stopped by each day to see my new creation!!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!!!!!

Today I have a fun little project for you!!! This would be a perfect gift for anyone on your gift-giving list!!!!

Friendship Soup Mix in a Jar
I used an old spaghetti sauce jar to store the soup mix in. It was a little big, but the jar topper helped hide that fact. PTI's Frienship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers stamps were perfect for this gift!!!!
Supplies used:
Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie by Margie Tinsel and Twig
PTI Rustic White and Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Red Cardstock
PTI Stamps: Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers
PTI Ribbon and Button Twine
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
PTI Buttons: Vintage Cream
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door
Muslin and Lace from Joann's Fabrics


  • 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 onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta


  1. In a 1 1/2 pint jar, layer the split peas, bouillon, barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice, and bay leaves. Wrap the pasta in plastic wrap, and place in the jar. Seal tightly.
  2. Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions: Friendship Soup ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: 1 pound ground beef, black pepper to taste, garlic powder to taste, 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes - undrained, 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste, and 3 quarts water. TO PREPARE SOUP: Remove pasta from top of jar, and set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef with pepper and garlic; drain excess fat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta, peas, lentils and barley are tender.

My family just loves this recipe and it's healthy for you too!!!!

Thanks for Stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Friday!!!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Such a great gift idea!! I loveeeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mara... said...

I love how you used the jar PTI stamp, so so so soooooooooo cute Kristii! And thanks for including the recipe, sounds delicious.

Jocelyn said...

Love this...I made these a few years ago and they were such a hit!!!

Hmmmm...maybe I should get to work on these again!!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

Laurie said...

Kristii this is awesome! I love your jar topper and your card is so cute! Great project!!

Emily Keaton said...

Awesome project!

Eva said...

This is totally awesome! This is so what I visioned doing with that stamp it!

Monica K. said...

Beautiful gift set! It turned out great!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is such a neat idea!! Soup is my favourite food, so I'll be trying it for sure. I love the packaging - so pretty and festive!

Kara said...

love this idea and it looks great too!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic ensemble!! The recipient is going to love it!

Stephanie said...

This is so darling. I'm sure whoever receives this will just gobble it up! Love the use of Friendship Jar as your tag. It's perfect!