Monday, January 28, 2013
This is lentil stew/ soup. The recipe varies. I am not a very exacting cook. It is some lentils, maybe up to a cup. A Polish sausage cut into coin slices. Chopped cabbage, maybe half a head chopped / sliced. Carrots and onion, chopped. Something a little tomato-y, usually, a little spaghetti sauce or some stewed tomatoes (that would be optional, but I like a tomato taste). I have added a can of mixed vegetables or leftover vegetables and anything else in the fridge that is a dab and seems like it might fit (but that is optional).
This is really good with corn bead. If you have ham, you might use that instead of the sausage, but then, I would leave out the tomato. I love recipes like this. Anyway, dump it into the slow cooker and cook for several hours.
I have another slow cooker in the basement. It is fancier and heavier. I will have to break it out and teach it to cook lentils. I looked online and I could replace the above slow cooker for $100, and I gave it a thought, but I think I will try the slow cooker I already have. That price seems a little steep. I will miss this old cooker though. We were a good team for a lot of years.