I haven’t had the chance to participate in Strange But Good lately and I’ve missed it! Sponsored by Laura at Sprint 2 The Table, Strange But Good is great fun and I feel I fit right in with the other strange eaters you’ll find there. It’s nice to know I’m among friends!
I am a great fan of quick and easy. When I can’t have quick, I’ll take easy. Part of this is quick, both parts easy. In spite of the crock pot time, I think this still qualifies for Couldn’t Be Quicker.
We had come home from an appointment and I had lots of projects to work on. I started by making a crock pot of lentils.
I chop an onion, any size will do. I add probably 2-3 teaspoons of chopped garlic from a jar. I then add one cup of rinsed lentils. I cover with water to about 2 inches above the lentils. This is my small crock pot which is great for smaller portions. I’ve been getting into doing that because of my fridge issues which doesn’t allow me to freeze if I make a big batch. Not sure how long it took. I was busy and just checked back periodically. I’d say it was about 3 hours on high. I did need to add a little water at one point.
The finished product. They smelled So good while they were cooking. Smelled like I was really working hard, but…Not…This makes a lot of lentils. I have plenty left for another meal or two.
I then scrubbed up a big sweet potato. I microwaved it for 8 minutes which seems to be perfect if it’s a nice big tater.
Not the prettiest picture ever but boy was it good. After the photo, I actually cut the sweet potato into bite size pieces and added more lentils, about three-quarters of a cup total. Topped of course with pecorino Romano cheese…my favorite.
I had been thinking about this for a while and I was really glad when it turned out being as tasty as I thought. It was extremely filling too. Also pretty cheap. I don’t remember what the sweet potatoes cost. I need to pay better attention. But the lentils cost $1.38 for the bag. I cooked half the bag and only ate about a third of what I cooked. That’s about 23 cents worth of lentils. I think for the New Year (Yikes! Am I actually talking about plans for the New Year?! Oh, NO!!) I’m going to try to figure the cost of my meals. Just because I need a project, right?!
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