Gifts in a Jar

by angelaskitchen on October 23, 2007

Well, we didn’t end up doing the fish tacos yet.  My family was clamoring for Wild Rice Soup so that’s wh

at we had first.

Over at organizedchristmas.org they had a gift in jar recipe for today.  I checked around and have some GF gift in a jar links for you.  I haven’t tested them, so you may want to whip up a batch at home before you give them away just to be sure they are tasty-rific.  These are just a few I found.  If you have one that you really like, let me know!  Gifts in a jar can be nice for kids to help assemble, so I would be interested in any GFCF ones you may come across.  As I encounter more gifts in a jar recipes I will post them for you to check out.  There are several drink mix in a jar recipes out there, also.  So, it’s whatever strikes your fancy!

At budget101.com they have these following mixes:

1.Gluten Free Baking Powder

2.Gluten Free Bread Machine Mix

3.GF Chocolate Pudding Mix

4.Gluten-Free Flour Mix

5.Flour Mix #2

6.GF Muffin Mix

7.GF Pizza Dough Mix in a Jar

8.GF Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix

9.Gluten Free Pancake Mix

10.WF Cornbread Mix in a Jar

11.WF Sugar Cookie Mix in a Jar


Some of the above mixes have dairy, so those will have to be altered.  Try replacing dairy milk powder with the potato-based powder Dairy Free.  You will want to be sure to test the recipe after altering as that milk replacement is pretty sweet.


Here are a couple more recipes I found on recipezaar.com :

Jambalaya Mix in a Jar

Recipe #105351                 by  riffraff

Here’s an unusual gift idea. After all the cookies and cakes in a jar here’s a good tasting, easy gift giving idea. I put the ingredients in a small jar with instructions tied around the lid with a festive ribbon. I always list the ingredients on the back of the instructions. Cook time is just to make the jars of mix, not the making of the actual jambalaya.

3 gifts

3 cups uncooked long-grain rice

3 tablespoons dried onion flakes

3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes

4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules (be sure GFCF!!)

1 tablespoon minced dried chives

1 tablespoon dried celery flakes

1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon dried thyme

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients.

Divide evenly among three airtight containers (there will be a little over 1 cup in each container).

Store in a dry, cool place for up to 6 months.

HERE’S THE INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE JAMBALAYA.

0.In a saucepan bring 2 cups water and 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper to a boil.

0.Stir in the contents of one jar of the dried mix, return to a boil.

0.Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 19 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

0.In another saucepan heat 8 ounces of tomato sauce and one pound of fully cooked smoked sausage that has been cut into 1/4 inch slices.

0.Add one pound of medium, peeled, deveined shrimp and cook until shrimp is pink.

0.Combine both pans.

More tomato sauce may be added if mixture is dry.

Hearty Soup in a Jar

Recipe #125335                        by  Shirl (J) 831

Hearty Soup in a jar, colorful kitchen decor and practical gift idea. This hearty soup in a jar recipe is easy to put together and fun to give.

6 servings

1 cup small dried red beans

1/2 cup dried lentils

1/4 cup dried split peas

1/4 cup white navy beans

8 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules  (be sure GFCF!!)

1/3 cup instant minced onion

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1 bay leaf

2/3 cup raw brown rice (NOT INSTANT)

0.Layer your beens in jar. In asmall plastic bag, mix bouillon granules, minced onion, basil leaves, pepper, cumin, garlic powder, ginger and bay leaf.

0.In another small plastic bag, place rice.

0.Attach these hearty soup recipe instructions to the jar:

0.Hearty Soup Recipe.

0.To prepare, wash beans and place in a 3-quart saucepan with 6 cups water. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain beans and return to pan.

0.Add package of seasonings with 8 cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes. Add rice and continue simmering until beans and rice are tender 45 minutes.

Serves 6.

Good Luck Soup in a Jar

Recipe #201351                              by  ~Rita~

How pretty is this? Give as a gift, share comfort food or give to someone going on a camping trip!!!! Starting the New Year with Herbs and Grains! This brings much luck and never to go hungry and always wanting to share with those in need or want. I make 12 pint jars and give for Christmas gifts. Oh So So so perrrfect for the cold weather to come………………….

10 servings

1/2 cup dried split yellow peas or dried split green peas

1/3 cup beef, chicken or vegetable bouillon granules (be sure GFCF!!)

1/4 cup sort grain brown rice  (This is an alteration from barley)

1/2 cup dry lentils

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup dried onion flakes

1 pinch saffron (but really good) (optional)

1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

1-2 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, diced very fine

2 tablespoons dehydrated mixed vegetables

1/2 cup wild rice, uncooked (I used Lundberg wild rice blend consisting of Long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, wild rice bit)

2 bay leaves

1/2 cup GFCF alphabet pasta (such as from Orgran.  If unavailable in your area, replace with small GFCF pasta shells from Tynkiyada, or you can skip it entirely.)

Good Luck Soup ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground chicken, beef or turkey

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

6 ounces tomato paste

2 1/2 quarts hot water

.In a 1 1/2 pint jar, layer the bouillon, to the Bay leaves. Tap jar so ingredients settles. Wrap the pasta in a baggie, and place in the jar. Seal tightly.

.Attach a label to the jar with the following instructions:.

.TO PREPARE SOUP: Remove pasta from top of jar, and set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, brown beef and drain excess fat add garlic to brown slightly. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and soup mix. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Stir in the pasta, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until the pasta, peas, lentils and rice are tender.

. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

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