❄ Winter is coming ❄ and that means two things: Sickness and Soups are on the menu frequently.
I play on a women’s college hockey team and earlier this week, the day after practice, half of our team ended up with the same cold which involved a pretty horrible sore throat. I was one of the ones who caught it, but since I have four lovely children at home, I didn’t get the luxury of laying in bed all day to heal. I decided I needed lots of fluids (I was told Diet Coke doesn’t count unfortunately) and some hot chicken noodle soup to help me recover.
Well I didn’t feel up to making Grandma Lori’s famous Chicken Noodle Soup recipe which is quite a production. So I whipped up a quick and easy jar meal and made several smaller ones at the same time to distribute to my teammates. Hey if I’m pulling out all the ingredients already might as well make multiple meals out of it right?
I absolutely love that I can use my food storage, make a yummy and therapeutic dinner when I don’t feel well, and provide service to others … all in less than 15 minutes. It took me longer to write this blog post than to actually cook and eat the food!
Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-in-a-Jar Recipe
2 T. Thrive Chicken Bouillon
2 tsp. Thrive Chef’s Choice Seasoning
2 tsp. Thrive Salad Seasoning Blend
1 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
1/4 c. Thrive Freeze-Dried Chopped Onions
1/4 c. Thrive Dehydrated Carrot Dices (optional)
1/2 c. Thrive Freeze Dried Celery
1 c. Thrive Freeze-Dried Chopped Chicken
2 c. Thrive Egg Noodle Pasta
To make jar: Add ingredients to jar in order listed for a pretty jar, add in reverse order if you’d like to pack in a few more noodles to bulk it up.
To serve: Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add jar ingredients and simmer for 10-12 minutes (may need longer if you use carrots).
I hate how long dehydrated carrots take to cook so in jar meals I try to avoid using them. But they really are yummy in chicken noodle soup. So for this recipe I had a batch of freeze-dried carrots I made in my home freeze-dryer that I used and they were perfect. I’ve never seen freeze-dried carrots for sale so I have to make my own!
Amounts Needed for 12 Jars
If you’d like to make up a bunch of these soups to have on hand for friends in need (or a personal emergency) here are the amounts and sizes of cans you’d need to order. Remember if you order in Thrive’s delivery system you can get free shipping on all orders over $100. Woo Woo!
# of Cans to Order
1 pantry can Thrive Chicken Bouillon
1 spice jar Thrive Chef’s Choice Seasoning
1 spice jar Thrive Salad Seasoning Blend
1 pantry can Thrive Freeze-Dried Chopped Onions
1 pantry can Thrive Dehydrated Carrot Dices (optional)
1 family can Thrive Freeze Dried Celery
1 family can Thrive Freeze-Dried Chopped Chicken
2 family cans Thrive Egg Noodle Pasta
Pantry cans are the smaller cans about the size of a large vegetable can. Family cans are the regular #10 cans and are about the size of a 1 gallon paint can.
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