Friday, December 28, 2007

Soup Days

It's been pretty raining and winding here. That means, the temps have dropped and for us, it is chilly. The following is a recipe for lentil soup I made in the crockpot yesterday.

1 leftover spiral ham bone (or ham hocks)
2 cups dried lentils, picked over and rinsed
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup sliced celery
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
2 Andouille sausages or another kind of spicy sausage such as Portugese
6 cups of chicken stock
or 2 or 3 chicken bouillon cubes and 6 cups water
1 can tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste.

Place all ingredients early in the morning, in a crockpot. Select HIGH and let it cook for at least 6 to 8 hours or until potatoes and lentils are cooked.

This soup will be thick and will go well with crusty fresh French Bread.

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