Re: Can anyone tell me how to make any of these items? Also, menu ideas?
sausage and lentil soup
1/2 lb sweet itallian sausage(we use what ever we have even polish sausage sliced)
1 large onion chopped(allergies so we skip)
1 stalk of finely chopped celery(I use two to make up for some of the lost onion)
1 Tbsp of chopped garlic(you can use powdered just use 1tsp or buy already minced garlic)
1 lb of rinsed lentils
1 cup shredded carrots(when lazy I just slice)
8 cups of water
4 cups of chicken broth(2 cans or 1 box)
28 oz can of diced tomatoes(1 big can or 2 small cans)
1Tbsp of powdered garlic( I just add at the same as the first garlic I am not sure why it is added twice though)
1Tbsp freshed chopped parsley(I use dried parsley to save money I use it a lot)
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste or 1Tbsp salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2lb of ditalini pasta optional ( I use any fine pasta 1 small bag like you find in the mexican section is fine)
Cook your sausage.
the recipe calls for sauteeimg the veges. I am lazy. Once the sausage is cooked I toss all but the pasta into a large pot and cook on low 2 1/2-3 hours. Then add the pasta and cook another 20 minutes. Make sure tp stir so the pasta doesn't lump.
We like this with corn bread but dinner rolls would be nice as well. It makes a lot of soup.