- 1 (2-cup) canning jar with lid and rings
- 1/4 pound dried peas, beans and lentils
baby lima beans
red kidney beans
great northern beans
small red beans
1 beef bouillon cube
- 1 bay leaves
- scrap of print cotton fabric
scrap of craft ribbon
2 pieces cardstock
Wash, rinse and dry canning jar.
Layer beans in jar. Add 1/4-cup of each type of bean to the jars,
beans. Place 1 bay leaf and one bouillon cube on top of the beans.
Seal jar using lids and rings.
Cut 1 7-inch circle from fabric scrap. Top jar with fabric circle, and
Write or print instructions on one piece of cardstock and the
directions to cook
it on the other one.
Recipe Instructions :
Set aside bouillon cube and bay leaf and soak beans.
Quick soak: Rinse and sort beans in a large pot. Add 6-8 cups of hot
Bring to a rapid boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover
stand for 1 hour. Drain soak water and rinse beans.
Overnight soak: Rinse and sort beans in a large pot. Add 6-8 cups cold
Let stand overnight, or at least 6 to 8 hours. Drain soak water and
Place beans in a large pot and add
- 6 cups water
- 1 can (14 oz.) chopped tomatoes in juice
- bay leaf
- bouillon cube
- whatever else you want :)
Simmer until beans are tender, about 2 hours.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.