Pasta Soup Mix

1 3/4 c. small shell macaroni
3/4 c. dried lentils
3/4 c. dried chopped mushrooms
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
3 1/2 t. dried minced onion
3 1/2 t. chicken bouillon
1 t. plus 1 tsp. Dried parsley flakes
1 3/4 tsp. Dried oregano
1/8 tsp. Garlic powder

Layer the ingredients in the order given into a wide-mouth 1 quart canning jar. Pack each layer in place before adding the next ingredient.

Attach a gift tag with these cooking directions:
Pasta Soup Mix:
1 Jar Pasta Soup Mix
1 Can chicken, optional
10 1/2 c. Water

Place water in a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Add Pasta Soup Mix and if desired, chicken. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
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