It's October. I expected cooler weather. I have been deeply disappointed. Truth be told, it's usually a false hope (on my part) because in northern Florida, we don't see cool temps until the third week of October. I'm all about boots and sweaters - guess we live in the wrong part of the country for that, right?
Another thing I like about cool weather is settling down with hearty bowl of soup. We eat soup all summer long, hot temperatures or not, but there is a deep satisfying feeling having a bowl in late Fall.
The Donna Hay theme for week two at I ♥ Cooking Club is From the Pantry.
The only thing I modified was tossing in some shredded carrot and a teeny tiny bit of leftover chicken.
Bacon and Lentil Soup
From Fast Fresh Simple
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 rashers bacon, finely chopped
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
¾ cup red lentils
5 cups chicken stock
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
Finely grated Parmesan and sour cream, to serve
Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Chop the bacon and onion.
Add the oil, onion and bacon and cook for 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
Add the thyme, lentils and stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the lentils start to break down.
Stir in salt and pepper.
Ladle between bowls and top with Parmesan and sour cream to serve.
Stop by next week for a Donna Hay breakfast theme post, here and at I ♥ Cooking Club. Also, can't wait to share my first experience roasting brisket. It was easier than I thought and I have to share this recipe with my daughter-in-law. It's wonderful.
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