Which brings me to why I don't host these things. There are some very different ideas on parenting in our crowd and the results are obvious. The results that run through other people's houses without restraint would just send me over the edge if it was in my house.
So now you know. I'm just not that nice!
But, to atone for my poor attitude toward other human beings, I did penance this morning. Dug out the front walk, and then went to the elderly lady's house and dug out the end of her driveway where the snowplow had trashed it again.
Made some GREAT lentil soup yesterday and today it's simmering in the crockpot with a 'feed yourself' policy. Mmmm....and as part of my penance, have rescued some to take to my mother-in-law's house later so she can have fresh soup too. For the over-eighty crowd this snow isolation is really getting to them.
Lentil Soup1 cup lentils, washed, picked over
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked ham (or sausage)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
2 Tbsp tomato paste
Throw it all in the crockpot, stir it once. Cook on HIGH for one hour, then on LOW for 6-8 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve with fresh hot bread. Mmmm....