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Use a quart jar that has a wide mouth, but if you can't find one any quart jar will work.
Place each type of bean in jar in the order listed above.
Top with seasoning bag, gently flattened so it can be seen from all sides.
Place lid, decorate jar and attach recipe.
Put an expiration date: one year from time of assembly.
DIRECTIONS TO MAKE RAINBOW BEAN SOUP:
Remove seasoning packet from the jar and set to the side. Rinse beans and place beans in large microwave-safe dish. Cover with water 1" to 2" over top of beans. Cover dish loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 15 minutes, rotating after 7 minutes. Drain and rinse beans very well; place in a large pot. Add 8 cups water, one 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes and seasonings from packet. Cover, bring to boil. Lower heat, cover pan and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir occasionally.