Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yummy Lentil Soup

This soup is very inexpensive to make and extremely tasty.

-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
-2 small onions, diced
-2 or 3 carrots, sliced
-4 cups vegetarian soup broth
-2 cups water
-2 cups dry lentils
-black pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
-2 bay leaves

Saute onions and carrots in olive oil. In a large pot, or crock pot, add vegetable broth, lentils, and seasonings. Cook on low until lentils have softened (1 hour). Take out bay leaves and eat!

**Tips: I serve this with whole wheat bread and a salad. You could have turkey sandwiches, also. We like to sprinkle Parmesan cheese or grated mozzarella on top. You can throw everything in a crock pot and let it sit on low all day.

Serves 6-8 people. Double it if you want leftovers. It keeps well in the refrigerator or freezer. Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Layer in a treated baking dish:

1 16 oz. box of vermicelli
6-8 breaded Tyson brand chicken patties, mostly thawed
1 to 2 jars spaghetti sauce
sliced provolone cheese (you can use shredded, if you prefer)

Bake 30 min. or until hot through and bubbly (350 degrees)

I serve this with a salad and bread and everyone eats it up!
You can increase any of the ingredients as desired to fit your family. The bag of the chicken patties includes 10. (It's like a big chicken nugget. Who doesn't like that?)