I went into my second oldest daughter's classroom for a fun presentation of Where The Wild Things Are followed by some poems and songs. After a look around the classroom my daughter presented me with this delightful gift- turkey noodle soup in a jar. I wondered what kind of project they were going to do with the box of tri-colored rotini that was requested! This soup was surprisingly flavorful (come on, it came from a jar!) and delicious. It is definitely a soup we will make again and even share with friends!
turkey noodle soup (my second oldest daughter)
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried whole thyme
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 or 2 bay leaves
4 cups tri-colored spiral pasta
Layer the ingredients in the order given in to a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar. Set the bay leaf against the side of the jar before filling with noodles.
Attach a gift tag with the cooking directions:
1 jar turkey noodle soup mix
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup minced onion (I used 2 tablespoons dried minced onion)
3 cups cooked, diced turkey
Place the turkey noodle soup mix in a large soup pot. Add 12 cups water. Add the carrots, celery and onion and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in the turkey and simmer an additional 5 minutes.