I’m always looking for ways to make home made gifts and this year I’ve put together gifts in a jar.
I’m sharing the wild rice and barley soup mix today.
I used the idea of the upcycled playing cards and created some tags with the cooking directions on the reverse side.
I went with food related words on the front and the cooking directions on the back.
Layer these ingredients in the jar.
- 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
- 1/3 cup dried vegetable flakes
- 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
Mix these dry ingredients together and add as the next layer.
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Mix these together for the next layer.
- 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1/2 cup dried minced onion
I used a jar from Classico sauce, thoroughly cleaned and dried. There was a bit of space left at the top so I crunched up some waxed paper to fill the space. This is so the ingredients don’t move around and mix together.
I cut circles of material with my pinking shears by tracing a luncheon plate on some pretty material. Once the lid was firmly in place, the material was held in place with an elastic and then raffia was used to tie on the tag and make a bow.
On the back of the tag I added the cooking instructions. The recipe came from this site.
A delicious home made gift.
Besides the wild rice and barley soup mix I also made bean soup in a jar and oatmeal in a jar.
Soup is always in season, find a delicious recipe that just might become your new favourite.
More of my recipes.
I love ideas like this for holiday gifts
Thank you Debra, glad you stopped by for a visit.
They look amazing who wouldn’t want to receive a gift like this, homemade gifts are always the best.
I try for homemade gifts each year, a bit more special as a lot of thought went into them.
This is a great idea for a special gift for friends, teachers, and family, Linda.
Stay warm today.
Deb in Hawaii
I love those tags–so cute, and who wouldn’t want a delicious soup mix. Thank you for sharing it with Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen this week! Happy Holidays!