Friday, February 5, 2010

Red Lentil Soup

Ahhh just got inside from the first round of shoveling and playing in the snow. I love this neighborhood because it reminds me so much of where I grew up. All the kids are outside playing right now and all the adults are outside "playing" as well. The boys went out with PJ's under their snow gear and got some energy out before bed. I was disappointed that they wanted to go in after a while! Mom wanted to stay out and play too!

This is when snow is the most beautiful - while its falling. I'm going to hate it 3 days from now when everything has turned to dirty slush and the sidewalks are still covered. But right now... its gorgeous and so fun.

I made this real quick tonight before we went out to play. Couldn't be easier. Perfect for a snowy night. Enjoy being snuggled up with your loved ones this weekend!

Red Lentil Soup

1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
6 cups chicken broth
15 oz crushed tomatoes
1 3/4 cup red lentils
juice from 1 lemon or 1 tbl lemon juice
salt and pepper
6-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
couple tablespoons chopped cilantro
greek yogurt (garnish)

Add all ingredients to a soup pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and let simmer for an hour. Before serving stir in chopped cilantro and then serve with a dollop of plain greek yogurt. Happy Snow Weekend!!

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