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Homeschooling The Well Prepared Child: Meal In A Jar: Split Pea Soup

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Meal In A Jar: Split Pea Soup

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     Recently, I had a Thrive Life Freeze Dried Food party. My friend and consultant, Deb, sent me some samples to pass out AND a Meal in a Jar! I've never done a meal in a jar and I had never tried Split Pea Soup either. EXCITING! Zoey could not wait to get started! 
  

Hearty Pea Soup
by Deb Hallman - Independent Thrive Life consultant

2 c Thrive split peas
2 Tbsp Thrive chopped onions
1 c Thrive potato chunks
1/2 c Thrive celery
1/4 c Thrive carrot dices
1 tsp Thrive parsley
6 tsp Thrive beef bouillon
1/4 tsp Thrive peppercorn
1 1/2 tsp Thrive oregano 1 1/2 tsp Thrive basil

Layer all ingredients (in any order) in a quart mason jar. Cover and add O2 absorber for long term storage.

To make soup, add 12 cups of water to a stock pot. Pour in the contents of the mason jar. Let soup mix sit in water for about 10 minutes. Then bring to a boil, and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring to keep the bottom from over cooking and sticking to the pot. The soup is done when the peas have melted away from their form and make a thick soup.
Serves 5


     Doesn't it look fantastic? Seems a shame to go ahead and use it! However, I am really curious as to how it tastes! It SMELLS amazing just in the jar! 
     
     Soooo.. We did not cook it long enough. It came out chunkier than regular Split Pea Soup. Deb told me I needed to let it cook longer because it is supposed to be thicker and creamier. Everything was soft and tender, smelled wonderful.. and we just couldn't wait! So, how was it? It tasted as good as it smelled! Zoey had two helpings! I am really glad Deb sent this to us. We might have a new favorite in our house! 

If you would like to make some meals in a jar, or find out more about Thrive Life, you can follow Deb over on Facebook, HERE, or email her HERE, or on her Thrive page HERE


Please excuse me while I go finish off some left overs! ;) 


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