Monday-Wednesday went pretty well, but we knew heading into this week that Thursday-Saturday were not going to be so great as far as time in the home.
That means ... lentil time! This recipe for Indian spiced lentils in the crock-pot makes enough for both of us to have dinner tonight and the next two nights. It's also delicious enough that we want to eat it three nights in a row. Perfect. So, I ran home this afternoon between a coffee appointment and the Maundy Thursday prep meeting to throw it together.
The first time we made the crock-pot lentils, we made a hybrid of that recipe and this one. It was not nearly spicy enough. So this time, I just used the first recipe and tripled many of the spices...specifically the coriander, tumeric, mustard, and cumin. I did not triple the garlic or the parsley. I added a bit more kosher salt, but not triple. And an extra can of green chiles.
I didn't add the chicken to the crock-pot, because I couldn't find the chicken in the freezer. Worked out though, Gates cooked some chicken and brown rice when he got home from the Chapel.
I kinda hate that I forgot to take a picture, but I guess I will have a couple of days to get that photo. Also, it's not the most photogenic dish in the world.
Here are my favorite new-ish songs right now...
look at me now
by busta rhymes, lil wayne, and chris brown
(not safe for work or kids)
this is technically chris brown's song, but I put the artists in order of my preference
if I die young, the band perry