I need a computer connected to my brain…I swear my best writing is in my head…while I’m doing the dishes…in the shower…while I ought to be sleeping…man there’s some good stuff in there! And then I sit down to actually write for an uninterrupted 10 minutes and 29 seconds while everyone is napping and I’ve got nothing. Hmmm.
A-n-y-way…I have a quick and easy crockpot recipe to share with you today. I’ve made lentil soup a lot of different ways from a lot of different recipes, and they are all about the same. But this one is the family favorite. Lentils can actually cook pretty quickly, so I had never made lentil soup in the crockpot until I saw a recipe for Slow Cooker Red Lentil Soup on Vegan in the Freezer last fall.
After adapting the recipe a bit to my preferences, good news: not only do I not have to think about making dinner at dinnertime, but because the lentils cook all day there’s a lot less fiber-induced “musical-ness” around here…if you know what I mean ;). The long cooking time also gives the flavors a chance to deepen, resulting in a hearty and delicious soup you can hardly wait to eat after you’ve smelled it all day. Not sure it’s quite good enough to trade a bowl for your birthright, but good. Very good.
Just a little bit of prep time in the morning and a wonderful meal awaits you for dinner.
Put everything in the crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
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