I saw this in the January/February issue of Hobby Farms Home Magazine and thought it was a great idea! I recreated it in my own kitchen. I did change up a couple of things and I have a few suggestions.
For this project you will need:
- 2 cups of dried beans. You should measure out 1/2 cup of 4 types of beans. (I used black-eyed peas, black, navy, and kidney beans)
- 1-pint canning jar
- rubber band
- 4- 8 in. squares of cheesecloth (Instead of cheesecloth, I would suggest using left over material from a project that is not too loud. You will need an 8-inch square.)
- Raffia ribbon
In a cheese cloth or left over material,
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 1 T. dried minced parsley
- 1 T dried minced onion
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 2 tsp. of seasoning salt
Layout cheesecloth layers and place the bay leaf on first, then the minced ingredients, then the powder and salt. Wrap rubberband around the seasoning pouch.
***You will have spillage if you use the cheesecloth. I would strongly suggest left over material.
Here is the friendship poem for the soup:
Soup to warm the soul, from me to you,
Thanks for being a friend so true,
Layers of colorful memories shared,
Seasoned with all those times you cared.
Thanks for being a special friend,
May your soup pot have no end!
For more information on this project, visit Hobby Farms Home Magazine.