Pea (or Bean or Lentil) Soup In A Jar(s)
I made a batch of this on Tuesday ... it came out great!
1) One pint dried peas, beans or lentils (soak bean overnight first)
2) One quart homemade chicken stock
3) 1/4 pint dried veggies and seasonings (my mix is 3 tbsp dried carrots, 1 1/2 tbsp dried chopped onions, 1 tsp garlic powder,1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp celery seed, 1 tsp dried parsley and 2 bay leaves ... I make up several jars at a time a use a Food Saver jar attachment to seal them ... ok, a confession... I use Augason Farms dried veggies ... I have arthritis and chopping up all those veggies for the dehydrator is NOT on my list of things to do)
4) 1/2 pint canned ham ...
Throw everything everything except the ham into a crock pot set on high. Add 2 cups water. Cook for 4 and check ... you may need to add more water. Cook for 2 more hours ... check the peas for doneness (these were stubborn, I had to cook the a couple more hours). If the peas are starting to fall apart add the ham and cook one more hour. Serve with some crusty bread or rolls.