Weather: 42 degrees, dark.
What I’m listening to: the hush of a quiet household.
It’s not often that a soup knocks my socks off like this one does. Although I’ve had lentils before (and loved them), this was my first time making them at home. They are hearty, nutritious, and full of protein. They’re also tremendously affordable and flavorful. The color and texture of this soup just screams fall. It comes together quickly and is ready in less than an hour, but has a great depth of flavor like something that’s been simmering all day. To my utter amazement, the kids gobbled it up and didn’t even ask me what it was because they were too busy slurping. There wasn’t a single serving leftover. This will be on a regular soup rotation from now on.
Mmmm welcome to soup season… although, I suppose in Alaska it’s always soup season!