Had ’em again for a quick fix meal: Lentil Soup! Gotta rely on the staples during busy weeks.
This soup was nothing to brag about though. It was bland. bland. bland. The only thing going for it was an excellent nutritional profile !
Not that I would really recommend this but….
Throw together in a pot until all is cooked:
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup lentils
- 1 cup stir-fry veggies
- 4 big handfuls kale
- Garam masala
- Red curry powder
- Salt + Pepper
- Top with Parmesan cheese
I kept going back for seasonings because it was so bland. The spices sank to the bottom. I added more salt and fresh basil with not much luck. And it was scortching hot and I only had 5 minutes to eat! I ended up pouring out most of the broth and just eating the veggies because there was no way I could eat all that hot broth in such a short time.
On the side I had an Ezekiel english muffin ( LOVE them!!!!!!! They are so filling) with Smart Balance . I had to take half with me in the car because I ran out of eating time.
Chem Lab actually went well tonight and we got out at ………..7:30!!!!!!! Of course I wanted to celebrate the end of a looooooong week with a drink 🙂
I called the husband, who was Uptown to see Zoso (the famous Led Zepplin cover band), and met him for a gi-normous free outdoor concert that we have here on Thursdays called "Alive After Five." Wish I could go every Thursday! I parked about a 15 minute walk away to avoid paying for parking, so I got in 30 minutes walking round trip.
I had a Reisling when I got there and split it with the hub. (I’m looking rough because I came from lab…)
There was quite a crowd !!
We went to a bar for more drinks. I ordered the Mojito special for an exciting change only to find out it was Bacardi Mojitos …..I don’t really drink things in bottles like that – too sugary tasting. So I settled on a house pinot noir . But ended up drinking about 1/3 of the husband’s Sam Adams Summer Ale – YUM! Needless to say, I calmed my chemistry nerves 🙂
NOTE: I had about 5 Kashi crackers when I got home as the husband snacked on dinner.
I can’t believe I get to sleep in tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! This week was long, but hopefully the other 4 will go faster. I have FOUR tests Mon-Wed. of next week so I need to be really productive tomorrow. I have to get my oil changed and drive Uptown for a meeting with a chem friend in the afternoon, but other than that it’s all study from 8-5. Gotta get this stuff in my brain!