Lentil Soup alla Momma

I’m bustin’ out another family recipe this week. This one is inspired by the call of cold winter evenings and cozy meals from home. My mom made this soup a lot growing up — quick, easy, and oh so comforting. I’ve never made it myself until now. When I asked my mom if she would let me in on her recipe I discovered it’s actually my grandma’s recipe (!!) For me, that makes it even more special. I think that’s what I enjoy so much about food. Besides the fact that I just really like to eat, I enjoy that it’s all been pasted down. All of our recipes and ideas about food came from someone before us — it’s like history. And most of what we learn about food comes from those that feed us — it’s like love. Food is love, ya know. ☮ ✌

Any who, here’s the recipe. It fills my heart with warm fuzzies as well as my belly. ~~ pass it on ~~

  

 

 

Lentil Soup

Ingredients :

– 1 T butter

– 2 T olive oil

– 1/2 C chopped onion

– 1/3 C chopped celery

– 1/3 C chopped carrot

– 1 minced clove of garlic

– 3/4 C cubed ham

– 1 can diced tomatoes

– 1 t oregano ( fresh or dried )

– 4 C beef broth

– 2 C water

– 1 C lentils ( any kind will do — I used brown lentils )

salt and pepper to taste

How to :

– over medium heat warm the butter and oil

– Sauté the onion, celery, garlic, carrot and ham for about 5 minutes

– add the canned tomato and oregano. as you add the tomato pour it over your hand and crush any big chunks before they make it into the pot.

– let it simmer for 5 minutes

– add the broth, water and lentils

– cover the pot and cook for about an hour until the lentils are soft

salt and pepper to taste

share the love & enjoy☮ <3 

 

 

 

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