I now want to make my own packets, thinking that having this in the pantry would be just so easy when I am busy and don't have time to think about what we are having for dinner. Or don't have time to be home to cook it. I think you could put this in a slow cooker and let it simmer all day and be great.
So now I have ordered the book of Gifts in a Jar, the soup one so I can make up my own. Very surprised. You never know. LOL