1 1/2 cups dried Great Northern or navy beans
1 tbs dried minced onion
2 tsp dried basil
2 chicken bouillon cubes, unwrapped
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried minced garlic OR 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
Place beans in a quart size canning jar or quart size zipper bag.
Combine onion, basil, bouillon, parsley, garlic and pepper in snack size zipper bag and add to jar or bag.
Place cheese in another snack zipper bag and place on top of seasonings.
Add pasta shells and close jar or bag.
Label for jar or bag
1 Italian-Style Soup Mix
6 cups water
1 cup of your favorite pasta/spaghetti sauce
8 oz baby spinach leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Remove pasta, cheese and seasoning packet from jar/bag. Set aside
Soak beans over night, or do a "quick soak". Drain water, replace with 6 cups fresh water and bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender.
Bring beans back to boil add pasta, sauce, seasoning packet and baby spinach. Cover and boil for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with Parmesan cheese.