Saturday, September 18, 2010

Simple Lentil Soup

This is what my notes look like when I cook.

Random scribbles. Mine and Bubba's.

I've deciphered my notes so this lentil soup recipe will be simple and easy for you.

And by the way, this dinner was intended to be made by ol' Bessie (the crockpot) but things didn't go as smoothly as I had anticipated on this weekday morning when the kids had the day off from school.

So at 4pm, when there were seven little kids in my backyard and there was no dinner in the pot and I needed to be out the door in two hours to teach my class, I improvised.

Simple Lentil Soup

2 Tbs olive oil
3 med carrots, sliced
1 med red onion, diced
2 stalks celery, sliced
6 small potatoes, cubed
2 Cups green lentils, sorted and rinsed
1 tsp dried summer savory
fresh ground pepper to taste
3 tsp Better Than Bouillon chicken/vegetable base (organic)
6 cups water
2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot.

Dump in carrots, potato, onion, celery, lentils, summer savory and pepper. Twirl it all around. Mix the flavors up.

Then add the water and bouillon.

Bring to a rolling boil. Cover. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for approximately one hour until everything is soft and mushy to your liking.

Add balsamic vinegar. Mix it in. Top with sliced avocado if you like the creamy fatty goodness as much as I do.

And dance.

We danced to my new favorite band today. Close your eyes and listen to the sweetness of this song, friends.

The Zac Brown Band - Whatever It Is

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