Don't Mess With Texas Soup Mix in a Jar
1 pkg brown gravy mix
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
10-12 tortilla chips, crushed
1 cup small uncooked pasta noodles
Add gravy to a pint sized jar. Combine chili powder, oregano, cumin, minced onion and garlic powder. Add to jar in a layer. Add crunched tortilla chips then top with pasta. Press down if needed. Tightly seal with lid.
Brown 1/2 lb ground beef in saucepan. I took this ground beef and put it in a Ziploc bag and froze it. It is ready to go when the meal is used.
Instructions for Preparing Soup. Add ground beef, jar contents and 7 cups of hot water. Heat to boiling. Add a 15 oz can of corn (preferably with bell peppers) and a 14 oz can diced tomatoes. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir regularly to prevent sticking. Serve with more tortillas and Monterey Jack cheese.
* I made 2 jars - one for me and one for my friend. Will report back when I make the soup up.
Potato Soup Mix in a Jar
1 3/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
1 1/2 cups dry milk
2 tbsp instant chicken bouillon
2 tsp dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp turmeric
Put mashed potatoes in bowl
Add instant milk.
Add remaining spices and mix to combine. Add to quart jar, sealing tightly.
Caesar Chicken Casserole
Mash potatoes. Combine with milk, butter, salt, pepper and cheese. Reserve.
Add seasonings, breadcrumbs and peas. Season to taste with salt and pepper.