Tag Archive | Lentil Soup

Rainy Day Happenings…

Rained quite a bit… this past week…

leaving us limbs/branches to pick up from all the wind…

and burning in our fire pit…

One of my favorite things to do…

That’s NOT being sarcastic… I really do love being outside and then sitting in swing watching the fire and feeling it’s warmth…

It was late afternoon when we began…

and slowly the sun set…

Lovely evening!

   

 

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You know I always bake something…

today was Peach Upside Down Cake…

Use what you have is my motto…

and it was so good!…

1- white cake mix (mix as directed on box)… after you borrow an egg from a neighbor… oops!

Melt 1-stck margarine (butter) in bottom of pan… (my pan holds a whole cake mix)

then sprinkle about 1-cup brown sugar over that…

I had peaches (canned) so it is the fruit I used…

I did place them in a ring around the edge… and a few in the middle…

If you are going to make something… make it pretty!…

Pour batter over and I baked for 40 minutes… adjust as needed!

 

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With the rainy weather… comes soup…

but, you know “I do easy!”…

2-cans Progresso Lentil Bean Soup

1-can Rotel… Walmart brand is just the same but, less expensive…

1-chopped sweet onion

Place in crock pot and simmer for a couple of hours…

flavors blend and taste so much better…

My Bobby really liked this “recipe”…

 

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Flower Seeds are in the stores and I had such luck with these in-between my stone border…

I had to grab a few packs…

“Derby Day” (first Saturday in May) is planting day here!…

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Little Debbie Spring Cakes…

A must for my husband…

He is as bad as me with anything seasonal… especially these!…

or these!…

 

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Just arrived in the mail…

I had picked up a used book at the VA Hospital to read from their give-away books…

called “A Light in the Window”… by Jan Karon…

Later found out to be from her “Mitford Series”…

Having read the second book in the series not knowing it was a series… I had to read more…

Ordering off the internet from EBAY was the answer… these 3 to start me off…

 

You might like this series… just light and folksy… if that’s a word…

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Enjoying the Day… God has Given Me!

My day off!…

I returned to the YMCAnot to work… but, to go to my water aerobics class…

Have missed it so much!…

and hope to be able to continue without interruptions for a while!…

I got home… and had “making some Lentil Soup” on my mind… to go along with my salad and Bobby’s sandwich…

Quick as a wink it was finished… and the remainder is simmering in my small crock pot…

I so love this easy recipe…

It really is delicious!…

and after adding all of the calories… It came to about 105 Calories per serving!…

Love it!

 

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Ingredients:

2- cans of Lentil Beans… drained…

1- can Stewed Tomatoes… blended with my blender into more of a sauce…(still had some small pieces)…

about 1- can of water… More if you desire…

1-Tablespoon Celery Flakes…Of course fresh would be lovely…

1/2 package Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix…(dry)…

Salt/pepper to taste…

Combine… bring to boil and enjoy… That fast!

 

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Yummy…Yummy!

Afterwards went out to swing with my Bobby…but, can’t sit still for long… until I’m walking the yard…

I am so anxious for those little signs of Spring!…

My little neighbor had planted these pretty little flowers for us to share on our property line last year…

A little flower bed for us to admire as we talk across the fence… or sit in our swing…

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The woods behind us are still brown with so much dead wood showing…

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Will be picking up later today… these limbs blown from our big trees….

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My glass birds have made it through a couple of winters now…

and I still love them as they jingle in a breeze

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The Red Birdhouse doesn’t have any dwellers as yet…

A few birds have flown around it…

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Walking around the house to sit in our glider I noticed the clear blue sky…

No leaves… just a few buds… as you can see in the photo of light red and green beginning to show…

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Tomorrow… rain and temperature dropping…

I will enjoy today!