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Dry Soup Mix in a Cone

A couple of weeks ago, our local woman’s club held a holiday craft-making session for all of its members.  During one of the sessions, I saw a group assembling a dry soup mix in a cone shaped bag.  The leader of the session had carefully measured out ingredients for all to use for their individual bags.  The layered mix looked colorful and interesting.  I complimented her on the clever idea of making such an inexpensive gift packaged in a compact and attractive cellophane bag.  Two days later, she left a couple of different soup packages on my desk while she visited my office.  She included a little note card explaining how each of the soup mixes should be cooked.  I was so appreciative of her gift.  What a kind gesture!

Naturally, I made a pot of soup when I returned home that evening. The Italian Curly Soup recipe made just the right amount and tasted delicious poured over a few mini-meatballs.  Warm and flavorful with a crisp green salad and some crusty bread…

I’d like to send a big shout out to my dear friend… Thank you for the delicious mixes.  Can’t wait to try the Wild Rice Soup recipe.  This is a great and inexpensive “anytime” gift to pass along to someone special in your life… A warm and wonderful gift from the kitchen.

I recently remade the soup  and I have posted a slightly different recipe below…

Italian Curly Soup In a Cone

Layer in a cake decorating disposable cone (or quart sized-jar) the following ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 T beef bouillon
  • 1/4 C minced dry onions
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 3 cups rotini or curly tri-colored pasta
6 cups water
1 jar of Curly Soup Mix
1 (14 oz) can crushed or diced tomatoes
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a large soup pot. Add the Curly Soup Mix and can of tomatoes. Bring back to a boil. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Tip: For a full meal pour over Italian sausage pieces or min-meatballs; sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with crisp salad and crusty bread.

How about a piping hot bowl of wild rice soup?   

Here’s another great soup in a jar recipe…



18 thoughts on “Dry Soup Mix in a Cone

  1. Our daughter used this same technique for hot chocolate in smaller pastry cones & donated the money to St. Judes…. they are really cute and tasty, too, but I think your idea is better for the waistline.

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    1. Absolutely! It’s a fun little gift for the holidays. Teachers, family members, community workers, and mail carriers, would all enjoy a little gift from the kitchen.


  2. Wonderful idea … something you could give a kid going off to college and living in their own place for the first time. Include a new pot in the box, kitchen utensils, measuring spoons etc.


    1. You’ve given me a few great ideas. A basket full of “dollar store” supplies and this soup mix would certainly be appreciated by a student or young person moving into their own space for the first time.

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      1. I’m a supply/occasional/substitute teacher in the Ontario public high school system. So many young people in gr 11 and 12 are looking ahead to living on their own in the near future but have no idea about how to cook, shop for food, plan for meals, budget etc. It’s a shame as it’s something they should ALL (young men and women) be prepared to do. Eating out isn’t economically feasible for most of them.

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        1. Absolutely! Teaching the importance of life skills is so valuable to our youth. (Especially, the health and wellness component viewed through an economical lense…
          Growing food, making meals, and caring for one’s health are all important life skills.

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