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Last Minute Food Christmas Gifts: Curried Soup Mix

December 20, 2009


Everyone loves homemade food gifts so if you’re in a pinch with only a few more days, here’s a easy, healthy and pretty food gift. Curried Soup Mix is a great combination of lentils and spices. It makes a pretty presentation perfect for this time of year. It’s a true comforting soup ideal for this cold weather.

Curried Soup Mix

Prep: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
2 (1 quart) jars with tight-fitting lids
1 pound red lentils
3 teaspoons sea salt
6 tablespoons minced dried onion
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1 pound green lentils
1/2 package (5-ounce) dried apple rings, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons dried parsley leaves
1. In bottom of each glass jar, place 8 ounces red lentils; top with 11/2 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons dried onion, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 pound green lentils, 1/2 cup apple pieces and 1 tablespoon dried parsley. Seal jars and store at room temperature up to 1 month.

2. Prepare labels with cooking instructions; attach to jars. Add to label before giving as a gift:

Place lentil soup mix in 3-quart saucepan with 7 cups water. Heat to boiling on high. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


2 Responses to “Last Minute Food Christmas Gifts: Curried Soup Mix”
December, 24 2009at 01:07 pm
Hi Alison, I love this idea and I posted on my weekly review of soup articles. Check it out: Thanks for posting such a unique idea. Happy Holidays. Seriously Soupy Serena
Phoena says:
December, 22 2009at 01:14 am
Thank you for your sharing! If you do care about budget and don’t know how to choose gifts, shopping online and DIY gifts are also great ways to save money and find the best last-minute Christmas gifts. This year, I prepare to give my BF an Olympus digital camera. It's 10MP, but only for $20. When I found this from, I was shocked for its unbelievable price! I also plan to write him a love letter. Both of the two gifts aren’t expensive at all, but I do think they’re unique and perfect gifts. Setting your budget, or else Christmas spending could kill your wallet!

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