Lentils. Before I married my Greek husband, I had never heard of these little legumes before. Of course, I'm not a legume person at all. I'm the only one at the table who doesn't eat the edamame appetizer. If beans or peas are in mixed veggies, I pick 'em out and leave 'em on the side of the plate.
Years ago, my husband asked me to try his lentil soup, and I did. I'll try ALMOST anything once. I loved the liquid part of the soup, but, NOT the lentils, however soft and tasty! But, EVERYONE else loves his lentil soup recipe, which he got from his mother, and so on.
So, for today's Feast On It Friday I present to you--Lentil Soup AKA Fakes (pronounced fa-kess, with the accent on the kess!)
My husband gave me his recipe though, and it differs a bit from the photos since his recipe is for a full bag, and as you noticed from the photo above, my mother-in-law had less than a bag!
1 medium tomato
7-9 cloves of garlic
7 bay leaves
1 large onion
1 to 1 1/2 cups virgin olive oil
1 cup red or white wine vinegar (NOT balsamic or flavored)
salt and pepper to taste
Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the final product. We were at the beach when they finished cooking. So, that's YOUR challenge today. Prepare some lentil soup, and add your photo to my page on Facebook, Travel with Mrs. T.! I have a post ready for your photos! Look for the L is for Lentil post!
If you feel like I left out other L words today, just head on over to Luxurious Travel in Luxembourg!
What words, that begin with the letter L, do you think I should include for teachers?
Let me know, in a comment below!
Don't forget to post a photo of YOUR lentil soup on my Facebook page!
Teachers, wouldn't it be fun to give the students a set of directions to make something at home, and then have them take a photo of it, then have their parents email it to you. You could use the photos in a presentation with the students, and get to see the variety of finished products! This would be fun with shapes or drawings. I know that a lot of my Kindergarteners are influenced by what they see their peers drawing in class, especially when you ask them to draw their favorite of something! Even if parents do not have a computer at home, most of them have a Smartphone!