Boy I’m tired. Busy week, late night last night and 50km on the bike this morning. I needed a throw in the pot meal and I found one in Loreto Cooks, the second and last of my school fund raising cookbooks. Loreto is my daughter’s school and the cookbook is very nicely put together, with a useful collection of recipes.
Tomato and Lentil Soup is from the ‘rush hour’ chapter and is a recipe that was contributed by a colleague’s wife – thankyou Lisa, so it was something I wanted to try as well. The recipe basically involves cooking up:
1 chopped onion
2 minced cloves of garlic
2/3 cup red lentils
2 diced carrots
2 bacon rashers
piece of parmesan cheese rind
2 400g tins of tomatoes
2 1/2 l chicken stock
fresh herbs (I used basil and oregano)
After 45 mins simmering, remove bacon and cheese, season to taste and serve with grated parmesan cheese. I think it was good – leftovers were requested for lunch tomorrow!
Well the days are getting shorter and colder. I think Thursday nights might see a few more soups before the year is out.