Layer ingredients in quart canning jar. When ready to make it, add 4 cups of water (or more or less to your taste), simmer about 10-15 minutes. Serve with shredded cheese on top. (If you ladle into bowls and put freeze dried shredded cheese on top right away, it will melt nicely!) You could also garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a couple of small pieces of freeze dried spinach or kale crumbled on top. Some tortilla chips will go great with this soup too!