Holy SXSW recovery! It turns out the reason why Ariel and I were so achy was because we caught some sort of mini-flu that knocked us out for a few days. But now that I’ve found my way out of a sloth-like state and back to the kitchen, it’s all good.
Joy the Baker’s Spicy Lentil Soup seemed like the right, hearty choice for my first home-cooked meal in ages.
I followed Joy’s recipe almost to a tee. Even though I’ve been venturing into the meat scene on occasion when I dine out, I’m still keeping a mostly veggie kitchen at home. I subbed chicken sausage with Smart Sausages and quadrupled the crushed red pepper (addiction?).
From what my stuffy senses can tell, this is a darn good soup! The kick and texture are a far cry from the mushness that I remember lentil soup to be (mom, why was your lentil soup so mushy??).
And then… I headed to my first ballet lesson! The class was so great that I found myself asking “whyyyyyy??” when the instructor announced it was time to pack up. That never happens. Perhaps I enjoyed my time suited in ballerina gear so much that I forgot I was in “class”?