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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CRAZY WEATHER

We are really having some crazy changes in the weather this month.  The first part of the month has been frigid, and I have been spending a lot of time being cozy in my apartment. 


Now, suddenly we appear to be heading into a bit of spring weather followed by a possible snowstorm. 


Even though I am feeling like I may get whiplash, I have to admit that the springlike days will be my favorites. 

Days in the 60's after wind chills below zero will feel amazing. I will definitely be leaving my cocoon. 


I plan to stock up at the grocery before Saturday so that if we do get a storm I will be prepared for another brief spell at home. 

Lentil soup has been on my mind for the last few days and I can't imagine any better way to spend a cold snowy day than enjoying some homemade soup and gluten free cornbread. 

Just in case you can't get by to join me here is my recipe for the soup. 

LENTIL SOUP

1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 carrots sliced
6 cups vegetable broth
1 cup dry lentils
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
2 bay leaves
dash of salt
1 T lemon juice (optional)

In a large pot saute onions, garlic, and carrots in oil for three to five minutes until onions turn clear.

Add broth, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, and salt. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer and cover. (I leave the cover slightly off) Cook for about 45 minutes until lentils are soft or longer if you have the time. 

Remove bay leaves and add lemon juice if desired.

Truth be told a day of watching it snow wouldn't be so bad. The smell of simmering soup on the stove top and cornbread baking in the oven sounds perfect.






5 comments:

  1. Sounds so cozy...I am a fan of lentil soup, too!

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  2. Sounds so yummy and yep the perfect stay home and be cozy food. We have been having similar a weather pattern too. Crazy!
    Kris

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  3. The weather has been just crazy for so many of us this year! UGH!
    I am not crazy about lentil soup as it does not like me much...but I do love soups in winter.
    I hope you have a wonderful, blessed Wednesday- xo Diana

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  4. Our weather here in central Oregon has been very similar. Right now, it's "warm" at 48° after being in the teens for a month. I'm trying to get hubby to do some crockpot soup as he likes using the crockpot and like you said, nothing better than homemade soup or stew! There's actually some sun today! But I'm not ready for yard work yet! Marilyn

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  5. Laura, You are right...this weather is crazy. Seems the be a continuation of last year quirky patterns. Please stay safe and warm. I like that you are preparing. We will go get gas for the generator , In case of power failure. Pray no one loses power. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. your house looks so nice.

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