Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Supper

We have been lazing around the house all day. The husband had a stuffed up nose (poor poor dear), so he couch surfed and watched the game. In solidarity, I didn't shower until 6pm, and napped all afternoon on this chilly, rainy Sunday. :)

I did, however, attempt soup. It actually turned out okay! It's just a simple lentil soup, but healthy too.

Lentil Soup
1/2 small bag of lentils (about one half a pound)
3 carrots, peeled and chunked
minced garlic, about 2 cloves
1 videlia onion, minced (or if you're like me, chop up until you start crying, and then get frustrated and throw it in the pot like it is)
3 little potatoes
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 cups water
4 bay leaves
1 packet Sazon (if you aren't Latina, and have no clue what this is, it's a spice blend made by Goya)
Whatever else you have in your kitchen that's about to go bad and needs using up (ham, celery, etc.)

Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil. I throw in some butter for good measure, because really, why not?

Add the carrots, potatoes, and bay leaves. Stir it around. When these get a little soft, throw in everything else. Bring the pot to a boil, and add more water if it gets too thick. Simmer for about an hour. Taste it. Add salt. Taste it again. Add a little more salt.

Ends up looking kinda like this:

Though not exactly, because I couldn't figure out how to reset my phone settings to send the real picture. You get the idea, though. You know what a bowl of brown soup looks like :)
We eat this with white rice, because that's how we roll, but brown rice would be healthier. Also, then your meal would be so virtuous, you could probably finish it off by eating Nutella straight out of the jar. At least, that's what I'd do.

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