Friday, March 11, 2011

Oops Kinda Morning...

Don’t you just hate when you get home and "Uh-oh, I didn’t take anything out of the freezer for dinner tonight!"
….Well that’s what happened to me last night. Although the hubby would be totally fine with Chinese food or a cheese pizza, to stay in tune with our "healthy lifestyle" I relied on my pantry's secret stash. In previous posts I have talked about keeping a well stocked fridge, freezer, and pantry. (Although in this case the freezer didn’t do me any good..) In less than an hour I put together a from scratch Lentil Soup and from scratch Biscuits. So simple and so satisfying!

Lentil Soup with Homemade Biscuits

Lentil Soup
1 bag of dried lentils
2 tbsp olive oil
2 slices of bacon, diced into small pieces
1 tbsp dried or fresh rosemary
2 carrots
2 stalks of celery
2 onions
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 chicken bouillon cubes
8 cups water

In a small pot add dried lentils and 2 cups of water, bring to a boil for 15 minutes until lentils are softer but not fully cooked. The lentils will absorb most of the water but drain off the extra water, rinse and set aside.

In a large soup pot add oil and bacon and cook until crisp. Add onions, carrots and celery and saute for 2 minutes then add garlic, saute for another minute. Add bouillon cubes, rosemary and prepared lentils and saute for another minute. Add water and simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve

1 comment:

  1. Great pantry invention! I love that you got in a bit of color for National Nutrition Month with the carrots and celery. Sounds yummy!