borrowed from Grace Sandvigen
Split Pea Soup In A Jar
1 (2.75 ounce) package country gravy mix
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
...2 teaspoons celery flakes
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 1/4 cups dried split green peas
1 bay leaf
Pour gravy mix into wide-mouth pint jar.
In small bowl stir together bouillon granules, bacon bits, celery flakes, onion and parsley flakes. Pour into jar to make second layer. Add peas; place bay leaf on top. Seal with lid. Attach gift tag (below) and decorate jar as desired.
Attach the following instructions to a gift tag:
Holiday Split Pea Soup:
Empty contents of jar into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 6 cups water; heat to boiling, stirring often. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender, stirring frequently to prevent peas from sticking. Remove bay leaf. Serve soup with dollop of sour cream and bacon bits, if desired.
Makes 6 servings.