Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
a set, forget & enjoy easy dinner recipe
Originally published December 2015
I know what you’re thinking. We’re in prime cookie baking season, and all I have for you today is a pot of lentil soup. If you’re like me, though, the balance of getting all the things crossed off your To Do list this month is a little (okay, maybe a lot) overwhelming. Sweets will be in plentiful supply, whether you’re making them, or co-workers are bringing in treats. Real food, the fuel your body needs to keep going when it’s at its busiest, can be more challenging to pull together. And kids need to eat regardless of how busy we mamas are, right? So, that’s why today, on this Monday morning, I’m sharing my recipe for Slow Cooker Lentil Soup. It’s pretty hands off for you, while the slow cooker does all the heavy lifting.
I must confess, only one of my girls likes this soup, but that is no fault of the recipe. She’s simply not a fan of soup, and lentils are apparently as dangerous to her palate as vegetables. I shall not point any fingers here. Still, I have a pretty strict one meal policy, so it’s either eat up and enjoy, just eat up, or have air—it’s free and easy to make yourself!
I’m not a total mean mommy, though. I always serve soup in tandem with some sort of grilled sandwich. On this particular night I made sautéed bell pepper, mushroom & cheddar cheese quesadillas to go with it (yep, left one quesadilla plain for my vegetable-phobic gal). I made this soup with turkey stock since I had a few quarts of it leftover from our Thanksgiving turkey. Feel free to use whatever stock you have available. See ya on the flip side with something sweet and equally yummy tomorrow!
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