Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yellow Brick Road Redux


Yesterday morning I walked out the front door and into spring.

 

No hat, no gloves, my jacket unzipped and my face turned up to the breeze.

Today warmer but windier. Tomorrow? Return to winter. 

In anticipation of the change I have a pot of lentil soup simmering away on the stove even as the dog lies in front of the open front door, both of us waiting for Gus to get his butt back in the house.

It smells so good I'm surprised I don't have a line of neighbors dropping by to borrow a bowl of soup.

I used/abused this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I used chicken sausage instead of pork and will be using our beet greens in place of the chard.



Soup: it's what's in the fridge, right?

I chopped, sauteed, crushed a can of tomatoes and had a potfull cooking in less than 30 minutes, making me wonder why we can't find time to make dinner more often.

It's tasty, it's healthy, it's inexpensive and you have leftovers. 

Like money in the bank but spicier.

I can't encourage you enough to try this recipe. With or without the sausage and the cheese.

Oops, apparently we're under a tornado watch  and a hurricane warning.  I think the Lab and I had better saddle up and go Gus hunting before we all star in a remake of The Wizard Of Oz.









13 comments:

  1. Such wacky weather! 67 degrees here right now! Still warm tomorrow then back to the deep freeze. Haven't felt like cooking yet, but Joe's culinary selections are still delighting. (it's food isn't it)?

    Trying the soup hopefully before Valentine's Day. So tired still.

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  2. Shelley, keep resting. The recipe will keep and the weather will worsen. More info on Joe's dinner choices please. I'm already giggling.

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  3. Woah! Where's that edgeworthia?? In your garden? Love the scent.

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    1. Our next door neighbor's ......delicious.

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  4. Yes, definitely what's in the fridge. My soup at least. Stay warm.

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  5. Snow drops? Sooooooo jealous! Eat hearty! Xoxo

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  6. OK, this is getting too weird...I made the same soup (Smitten Kitchen). It seems every time I walk into the market I make sure to walk out with a bag of lentils, soup in the winter, sausage and tomato salad in Summer. Best stuff on earth. Oooh, you have stuff growing!

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    1. Great culinary minds!Wish we could get some to Shelley.

      So simple and delish, right? Did you do the hot oil and garlic? OMG.

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  7. Yikes! It seems like you all have had a lot of WEATHER lately.

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  8. My lab got the "composure" tablets in anticipation of thunder.

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  9. It was bright over on Irish soil til 5.45pm yesterday. Spring nearly here?! Mmmm I will reserve judgement as you say it will probably be Winter again tomorrow!!! Sinead PS the soup sound fab #dinnerenvy

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  10. Mmmmm...sounds so yummy! Stay safe.

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  11. Tuesday and Wednesday's temperatures were such a gift!! I was outside yesterday morning at 8:30 bathing Ruby on the deck ... having run a hose with warm water from the kitchen faucet. Shirt sleeves and bare feet in January in Virginia???? A gift, as I said. Back to reality today. At least the sun is shining.

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