Yummiest Lentils Ever
I made lentils! They’ve been sitting in the cupboard for
days months. I remembered reading somewhere that lentils soak up any flavors that you cook them in, so I picked some of my favorite spices and flavors and went with it!
Tomato, Garlic & Herb Lentils
Ingredients (serves 3-4)
1 cup uncooked lentils
1 15 oz. can of natural tomato sauce (Hunt’s)
2 cups of water
garlic and herb seasoning, to taste
Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Original Blend, to taste
Add lentils, tomato sauce and water to a pot over medium-high heat, covered. When it comes to a boil add seasonings. Don’t skimp on the seasonings, do a lot!
Decrease heat to a low setting and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 33 minutes or until tender.
Lentils are an amazing source of fiber and protein.
The lentils were my favorite part of lunch today! I had a big ole salad with:
sauteed mushroom + onion
a little feta
roasted Brussels sprouts
The Brussels were delicious! I cut them in half, rinsed them, tossed them olive oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast and sea salt. I spread them on a foil lined baking sheet (easier clean up!) and roasted them at 425ºF for 25 minutes. I roasted them too long, they were kind of burned, but I liked them that way! Crunchy!
Today I woke up bright and early at 6:25am (it’s early for me, OKAY?) and did Couch To 5k. Today’s run was 25 minutes of jogging with no
resting walking breaks. It was hard. Running is hard. It hurts sometimes. But I love the feeling I get after. My stamina and strength are improving immensely.
Here’s some tough news. I didn’t want to tell you guys, but I just want to be open about it. Here it goes:
My dad is the best dad ever. Ever since I can remember he has been a hard worker, always going to work, liked by his employers. He is a very smart man.
On Wednesday night my dad came home with terrible news. He sat the whole family down and told us that his boss brought him into his office and told him his job was being eliminated. My dad didn’t do anything wrong, they just don’t need him, can’t afford him anymore.
My heart sunk. Tears came. I cried. My mom cried. Even my tough brothers cried.
My dad is unemployed.
Even he cried. I have never, in all my 15 years, seen my dad look so heart broken, so ashamed, so sad.
The last two days he’s been at home with me. Searching online, emailing, looking for a job.
I know he will find one. He has a Master’s and he is really smart. But it will probably be a major pay cut. His new job. Will it be in a different state? Will it be here? Will we be able to afford our house payments? Will we have to move to a smaller house?
So, things are pretty tight and stiff. We don’t know what the future holds for us in the next few months and coming year. My dad might have to take on two more jobs, to make what he was making at his old job. We just don’t know. Please pray for us. We are praying. We know that this is just one of those trials that God gives his people to test them, to see if they stay true to the faith.