Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Recipes in a Jar

These sound so wonderful, I intend to do them this year. I will lose them for sure if I don't put them here, so here goes.....from St.Lawrence League Gifts in a Jar........and Gone-Ta-Pot.

Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix...In a Jar!
3 cups flour
4 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/4 T sugar
2 T baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup dried apple pieces

Mix all ingredients together until blended well. Place in a 1 quart (wide-mouth) canning jar. Attach a gift tag [or label] with instructions.

To make, combine 3/4 cup milk, 1 egg, and 2 T vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Whisk in the pancake mix, and mix until moistened but still lumpy. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour batter, 1/4 cup at a time, onto the prepared griddle. Cook on both sides until golden brown.

*OR add powdered milk, powdered egg, powdered butter to jar equal to amounts above.

Chicken Rice

3/4 cup brown rice (white rice works, too)
1/4 cup broken uncooked spaghetti
1 T dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 T dry parsley
3 chicken bouillon cubes

Place 2 T margarine, the rice mix, and 2 1/2 cups water in sauce pot. Bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer until done and fluffy.
Onion Rice

1 cup brown rice
1/4 cup broken uncooked spaghetti
1 tsp. onion powder
2 T dried minced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 beef bouillon cubes

Place 2 T olive oil in sauce pot. Add 2 1/2 cups water. Add rice mix. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer until done and fluffy.
Taco Rice

1 cup brown rice
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 T dry minced onion
cayenne pepper, to taste

Heat 1-2 T oil in sauce pot. Add packet. Cook rice a few minutes, stirring. Add 8 oz. can tomato sauce and 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce to low. Cover. Simmer until done and fluffy.

Lasagna Dinner...In a Jar!
1/4 cup plus 2 T instant dry milk
2 T plus 2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. chicken or beef bouillon granules
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3 cups egg noodles

Layer ingredients in 1 quart (wide-mouth) canning jar. Layer ingredients in order, and pack down ingredient before adding next ingredient. Attach a gift tag with the instructions.

To cook, brown hamburger in large skillet. Drain and rinse. Add Lasagna Dinner mix, 2 cups water, and 1 (16 oz.) can of tomato sauce. Bring this to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir until thickened. Top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese about 5 minutes before serving. Allow cheese to melt.

Pasta Soup in a Jar.

Pleasing Pasta Soup

1/2 cup small shell macaroni or other small pasta
1/4 cup dry lentils
1/4 cup dried chopped mushrooms (optional)
2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon minced dried onion
1 Tablespoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
Dash garlic powder

Mix all ingredients in a plastic bag or layer in an airtight container. Store, tightly sealed, until needed.

Combine contents of package with 3 cups water in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally. Makes 3 side dish servings.

Pleasing Pasta Soup - Mixes in a Jar

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