1 (2.75 ounce) package country gravy mix (regular or no-fat)
chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons imitation bacon bits
2 teaspoons celery
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
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 a gift tag with the following recipe, and decorate jar as desired.
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.