lentil and bulgur soup

I fixed this soup today and was liked. I changed the original recipe a bit to this:

LENTIL AND BULGUR SOUP (original recipe here.)

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 shallot or onion, thinly sliced
6 cups water
1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed and picked over
1/2 cup bulgur wheat
2 to 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1 T chile powder
1 T cumin
1 small can tomato sauce


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook
carrot, celery, and shallot until tender, about 6 minutes. Add
water and lentils, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer,
partially covered, until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
Stir in bulgur, and cook, partially covered, until bulgur is
tender but still slightly chewy, about 5 minutes.
Drizzle with vinegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle with oil, and season with pepper.

It was pretty good; anyway, there is none left :) We also had baked potatoes and zucchini and tasty salad.


more stuff

another night of not-so-good sleep – had to go to the next room because of loud mr. husband. found this 9 patch quilt I made after reading some Amish fiction.

The reason mr. husband was so loud is because he was very tired from driving early in the morning to a class and seminar and then driving back – about a 10 hour day, so I made these 3 baskets also yesterday.

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can’t sleep basket

I found this odd kind of quilted pink material yesterday and I was so excited about making a basket out of it. It ended up I couldn’t sleep, so I got up and made the pink basket, and then hit the hay again around 1:40 or 12:40 or something like that.
Also picturing my toothbrush rag heart shaped rug that is coming along nicely using flannel fabric. I have to put it on the back burner for a while because of my hands being too sore from this crafty work and need to do other things. I actually repotted some plants this morning and there is always organizing, cleaning and cooking to do ! ! !

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Ha ha! I didn’t mean to post the picture of the man holding the record for the longest beard, but my son was wondering how long his beard would grow, so I suggested he try to break the record. Here is his beard: fsvb