Hope you had a great weekend..
We have been struck with the flu here and kept ourselves home for the last week..
Terry had a rougher road then I but we are both doing much better..
The flu has hit our province in a rather big way..
So many of our friends and family have been down with it.
I have been looking up some homemade remedies which are on my HEALTHY Pinterest board in case you are interested..
We are taking Vitamins C and D and also lots of Echinacea..
Drinking lots of water and washing our hands often..
I read somewhere to sing the Lord's Prayer while you are washing your hands..
That is a bit long, I think.. smile..
I have even closed our window at night until Terry stops coughing..
On top of that I am, of course, making my homemade soups..
The other night as I was making one dear hubby remarks that it would be much easier just to open a can...!!
Hello... He is serious..
He says it would be much less work and a lot less dishes to do..
He dare not admit it but I think he actually thinks it tastes just as good..
He said that mine tastes better but is too much work.. grin..
Campbell's Chicken Noodle or whatever would make him just as happy as my homemade soup..
Not for this old girl..
Taking a half hour to make this Lentil Vegetable Soup was worth every minute of my time and the dishes fit into the dishwasher quite easily..
I do admit that I am a messy cook..
My Gram always said a messy cook was a good cook so I guess I am one of the best... grin..
As you can see in the pics I ate the whole bowl..
Then I put his half in the fridge and had it for breakfast.. smile..
Yes, he ate the chicken noodle..
I was not wasting good homemade soup on someone who did not appreciate it..
Well, to be honest he is not an admirer of lentils..
Some people would call me a domestic goddess.. grin..
But he says that I am just a sucker
for punishment to do all of that hard work..
I thought he would agree that homemade is best as it is
so much more frugal..
What do you girls think?
Would you take the can over there in his bowl or mine with the shaved Parmesan along with a few crackers and homemade Olive Tapenade??
Just wondering.. smile..
Here is my recipe in case you agree with me..
Lentil and Veggie Soup..
In a pot add 2 slices of chopped bacon along with a teaspoon of olive oil..
Brown the bacon and add half of a chopped onion and 1 clove or 2 of minced garlic..
Also add 2 chopped carrots and 1/2 teaspoon of thyme or rosemary..
Cook and stir for about 5 minutes..
Add 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste and 5 cups of homemade or good store bought Chicken Broth..
Salt and Pepper
1 large can of drained and rinsed lentils...
Cook for another 10 minutes..
Add 3/4 cup of small tube type pasta and cook for another 10 minutes or until tender..
Finish with a good handful of chopped fresh parsley..
Put in your bowl and shave some Parmesan Cheese on top..
Thank you so much for stopping by and welcome to the new followers of the blog..
So glad to have you all dropping by..
I look forward to hear your opinions..
Who made the first homemade soup in the Bible?
Take care, dear hearts..
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