Remember the hostess this year at Thanksgiving.
Resurrect the often lost art of taking a thoughtful hostess gift when you are invited to a meal. Flowers are a stand-by. Or try your hand at assembling this simple hostess gift, perfect for Thanksgiving because it uses leftover turkey:
Turkey Noodle Soup in a Jar
Layer the following in a quart jar (or a clean 32 oz mayonnaise jar):
3 Tablespoons powdered chicken bouillon
2 envelopes Knorr Vegetable Soup mix
1/3 cup dried split peas
Homestyle or Amish dry noodles (enough to reach almost to the top of the jar)
Place lid and ring on the jar. Then, fold a new dish cloth into quarters. You might want to choose one in a fall plaid pattern. Place it on top of the jar and secure with a rubber band. Tie around some jute twine or raffia. Include a handwritten tag that reads:
In a large stock pot or soup kettle, sauté 1 medium chopped onion and 2 thinly sliced carrots in 1/4 cup butter. Place 8-10 cups water and 4 cups leftover chopped turkey in the pot and simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat. Add contents of the jar and simmer 45 minutes longer until split peas are tender, thinning with water if desired. Serves 8-10.