Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 1: Meal Challenge

Hello Fellow Cooks and Friends,

When I posted about the Meal Challenge, I did happen to forget that I would be at Nana and Grandpa's house sewing and making my very first quilt!! Right now I am sitting at their dining room table ~ resting after a productive and fun day of quilting and more with my Nana.
I just hung up the phone after talking to my dear Momma...and sisters Grace, Anna, Natalie and Laura ~ I miss my family and realize just how much I love everything about my farm-y home. Count your blessings and do not take them for granted. All the joyful chaos and noise is something that I wouldn't trade for anything:)

Anyways, I will update on my special weekend (with pictures!) later.

Please join us this coming week!

 Curried Lentil Soup

4c. Hot Water
1 Can (28oz) Crushed Tomato
3 Medium Potatoes, peeled and diced
3 Medium Carrots, sliced
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 Celery Rib, chopped (I used 3)
1c. Dry Lentils
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Bay leaves
4t. Curry Powder
1 1/2t. Salt

In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients; stir well. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until vegetables and lentils are tender. Discard the bay leaves before serving. Serves 10!

Half of my family really enjoyed this dish, but the younger ones opted for a "no";) 
We found that we all liked the soup even more when adding a few Ritz Crackers...and Dad, who doesn't like Curry, liked this!! 

 
Thank you Josh, Queen Beaz, Johanna, Julianne, Elisabeth and Nela for joining me in the challenge this week!
 
Happy Cooking and Planning.
In Christ Alone,
Jenna

5 comments:

Johanna said...

Have fun making quilts Jenna! My sisters, grandma and I made 5 sets of quilts for our beds this past summer.
It's so true about the chaos, when it's not around you really start to miss it! :)
I'm looking forward to the rest of the challenge!
Blessings!
Johanna

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Hello Jenna!
Sounds like you are having a fun weekend! I have also enjoyed many weekends at my Nana's house as well. I hold a lot of special memories of those times.
How are you doing? I sent you a letter in the mail and you should get it this week. Let me know how things are goin' if you have a chance.
Love you lots and a BIG hug!!!
Love, Victoria.

MEGoo Photography said...

Oh, how fun! I LOVE quilts...You will have to post a picture of your quilt when you are done it! (PLEASE :)

Have a great day!

Megan

Johanna said...

Well, here is my recipe for week 2! technically it's my mother's recipe, but here it is anyways!!!

Be blessed today!
Johanna

Nela said...

Here's my recipe link for week 2:

http://desiringgodsdesires.blogspot.com/2011/02/meal-challenge-recipe-week-2.html

God Bless!