Wednesday, December 23, 2009

High heels and Lentil Chili

They go together like peanut butter and jelly, no?  Okay, maybe not, but that's what has gone on in our house the past couple days.  Ingrid loves shoes and is pretty good at walking in ours, even though they're about five times bigger than her feet.  She found my heels today and it was just so cute!  God knows I don't ever wear heels anymore, someone should get some use out of them...

And the lentil chili is my new favorite veggie chili recipe.  I found it in Better Homes and Gardens, tweaked it a bit, and it turned out great!  I just love veggie chili, it's one of my favorite parts of winter, along with fireplaces and hot chocolate.

Here's the recipe:
1 cup red lentils (although our store only had brown, it tasted fine) presoaked for a few hours.
3 cups water
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 chopped green or red pepper, or half of each like I did :)
1/2 chopped red onion
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbs garlic powder
4 Tbs chili powder
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 6 oz can tomato paste

Saute onions and peppers with spices, then add tomatoes, kidney beans, and lentils with the water.  Simmer for about 30-45 minutes, then add tom. sauce and paste.  Yum yum yum.  I baked some garlic herb bread to go with it, it was a great dinner and a tasty lunch the next day!   


maryanne said...

I've been looking for a lentil chili recipe - thanks for posting this!

The pics of Ingrid in your high heels are adorable =)

sunnymama said...

Ingrid can walk better in heels than I can!