1 (1- quart) jar
Layer mix ingredients into a 1- quart jar in the order given. Close the jar. Prepare Bouquet Garni (see instructions below). Attach prepared Bouquet Garni and recipe card to neck of jar.
Combine herbs in a bowl and gently stir to blend. Place herb mixture in the center of a 5 x 5- inch square of cheesecloth. Bring corners together to form a bag and secure with a piece of white cotton string, or use a muslin spice bag. Tie Bouquet Garni to jar of Sun Dried Tomato and Penne Soup Mix.
Sun Dried Tomato and Penne Soup
Contents of jar
8 cups vegetable broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced Roma tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can cannelloni beans
1/4 cup Madeira or other sweet white wine, optional
Salt and pepper
Combine soup mix, Bouquet Garni, vegetable broth and tomatoes in a 6- to 8-quart saucepot. Simmer, covered, until pasta and vegetables are tender. Stir in cannelloni beans and wine, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue simmering for 15 minutes. Remove Bouquet Garni.
NOTE: If there is not enough liquid in soup, add additional vegetable broth or water.