This is looking out the back door. See how it has drifted above the bottom of the door glass?
There is a swimming pool under there somewhere!
We didn't have to go anywhere but I cleared a path to the Jeep in case something came up.
The night before, I made a big pot of soup using a bag of red lentils that I'd picked up at the grocery a couple of months ago, and had forgotten about.
After looking online for a recipe using lentils, I settled on this one, since I had the rest of the ingredients on hand. It sounded different and interesting.
Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup
1/4 cup butter or olive oil
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
3 large carrots, chopped,
1 apple, chopped
1 lb dry red lentils, rinsed and drained
ginger , salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika
4 cups (or more as needed) of vegetable or chicken broth.
Melt butter in a large open soup pot, Add chopped vegetables and saute until onions are soft. The original recipe said to peel the apple and sweet potatoes, but I did not. The skins are good for you!
Add spices, broth and lentils.
Bring to a boil, the reduce heat and simmer until lentils are fully cooked, about an hour...adding more water or broth if needed.
It's a filling and healthy soup...I really liked it. My husband wasn't so thrilled with it. He only took about half a bowl and he drenched that with hot sauce.
That's okay, he usually eats about anything I cook. Maybe it just isn't a "man soup"...there's no meat in it.
I'll just put some in the freezer and save it for another