In a 1-1/2-pint jar, layer the first eight ingredients in the order listed. Seal tightly.
Yield: 1 batch.
Instructions to attach to jar:
Friendship Soup Mix
To prepare soup: Carefully remove macaroni from top of jar and set aside. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown beef; drain. Add the water, tomatoes and soup mix; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Add reserved macaroni; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni, peas, lentils and barley are tender.
Yield: 16 servings (4 quarts)