Lentil Soup - my "L" soup...
Jan. 14, 2012 6:04 pm
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 9:38 pm
While I was awaiting the elusive power company, I decided Thurs afternoon to make Lentil Soup. Way back when I was searching for recipes for this series, I stumbled across a recip calling for both garlic and anchovies - which sounded simply YUM to me!
Did I save it? Could I find it again? I had to wing it!
I soaked the lentils for a while, then tossed them into a pot of water with a veg. broth cube, and let it bubble and simmer for what seemed forever (about an hour!) Meanwhile, simmered two rather dried up cloves of garlic (smashed) in olive oil, until they
began to look "toasted." Add about 2 tsp of anchovy paste to the oil (of course I removed the garlic first...) and then added it to the pot. From there, I let is simmer only a few minutes, let it cool, and put it into the frige. Yesterday, I had a small
bowl for lunch, along with some of the cheddar~n~onion bread I'd made in the bread machine. Most enjoyable!
On to the power co.! The tag they left on the front door Thurs early, stated that they would be here "in 3 business days," but added that they sometimes work on Saturdays... My understanding was that sometime between Thurs and Mon they would show up. What
a fool I was! J called them today, and was told "we won't be there today (Sat,) and we're off Monday as it's a holiday." Ok, so now the "3 day warning tag" moves us into 4 days - or more? At this rate, I might just have heat, before I have a new meter!
On to dinner... Supplies are running low, unless I want to thaw out a ribeye roast, so I grabbed a pkg of burger, instead. I remembered a dish that I used to make when I was much younger, and extremely poor, and browned it with onion and garlic powder, draining
it and mixing it in a casserole dish with frozen peas. Then I made a batch of gravy from homemade beef broth which I mixed in, and topped the whole mess off with biscuits. Into the oven for a spell, and voila ~ dinnner! I certainly enjoyed it, and might
just add biscuit topped stew to my repertoire, at least until the weather warms up! I do believe that tomorrow I'll venture out to the grocery to lay in some needed supplies, one of which will be a cheap beef roast (or two.) I'm thinking with "stew meat"
being near $5/lb, I can cut up a $3/lb roast, and make plenty of stew... once I get some potatoes, that is!
So, soon I hope, I will be done dealing with the issue of no heat, and the meter will have been changed out... it might be nice to get back to "normal" life for a while!
Meantime, I guess I'll be happy, healthy, and crazy! Be well all!