Hay babies. So I’ve been a leeeedle busy. Don’t worry – all good things.  I had a few free minutes tonight, but the majority of it got pilfered by Homeland. Can’t stop.  It’s infuriating, but it hurts so good.  Also, this. Nailed it.

In other news, when I walked in the door from work on Monday, this lovely little scene was waiting for me. Decanter? Candles?  I was preparing myself for a bad news blow.  Turns out, my Mom just had the day off from work which can only mean good things; either a clean load of laundry, or a delicious dinner.

And look, we even had a special guest for dinner. We are laho-sahers, and skyped my brother so that we could all sit down to dinner together.  We essentially just wanted to harass him about his girlfriends.  Yes, plural.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot sliced
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dash salt


In a large pot, saute the onions and carrot in the vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes until onions turn clear. Add the vegetable broth, lentils, tomatoes, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and salt. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Makes 4 servings of lentil soup.

My Mom served our soup with a huge green mixed salad, and thick slices of good sourdough bread.  Preferably, enjoy while it’s raining and your cold and cranky.  This soup will fix it.

Additionally, enjoy while your brother makes obnoxious faces at you while taking screen shots to use as blackmail.