Thursday, October 29, 2009


I just wanted to let you all know that the calzones turned out really good. I used the pork chops that I had left from the night before. I also used pumpkin from the freezer and some green peppers. I cooked down the pumpkin, green peppers and some milk. Then I blended it. I added the pumpkin mixture with some of the pork and a little bit of cheese. Those were mine and I made pizza ones for everyone else. They turned out very well.

Tonight I used Mother Hen's recipe as a place to start making my own version of lentil stew. I used:

2lbs of chicken
1 can corn
1 can carrots
1 can potato
8oz tomato paste
2 medium onions
1lb of lentils rinsed
3/4 cup barley
1 quart of tomato juice
6 cups of water
pepper and paprika to taste

It turned out great! Everyone really liked it and I will keep making this. Next time I might use beef instead of chicken. This will be a fall favorite from now on.

I just realized that we still have to carve the pumpkins..... Well, if we don't carve them I hold off on them and cook down over the winter.


Dreaming Gardner said...

That sounds like a great recipe! I always make lentils because they are one of my favourite quick foods, but my recipe is usually veg. I am going to try it with the chicken and barley, it sounds more filling! Is it a thicker stew (because of the barley) or something more resembling a soup?

I do a simple version with just tomatoes, onions, garlic and some garam masala and I cook it down till it becomes a bit thicker and serve with brown rice and cilantro...I wonder how it will taste with chicken.

Yart said...

This was actually right in between a soup and a stew. So for us it was perfect, as it was something just a little bit different. The chicken gave it a comfort food type of taste. Even though the recipe was a new one the chicken helped get us over the hump.