It's only the first week of September but already the weather seems to have decided it's fall. It was only 55 degrees today so time to break out the sweat shirts, jackets and tennis shoes.
For lunch I made my comforting lentil soup which is filling, nutritious and so easy to make in the crock pot or instapot. I made mine in my instapot which saves time and fewer pots to clean. If you have time, let it simmer on the stove top and fill your house with a wonderful aroma.
Simply serve with a side of buttered bread and you have a perfect fall lunch.
Comforting Lentil Soup Recipe:
1 lb pork sausage
1 head of garlic, diced
1 onion, diced
1 bag of lentils
2 cans chicken broth
4 cups water
2 carrots, diced
1 bunch of kale, cleaned and shredded
1 can of diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
To use in the crockpot: Start by browning the sausage in a saute pan on the stove top. When the sausage is browned add the garlic and onions and give it a stir. Allow the garlic and onion to soften, about 5 minutes. Move sausage mixture to the crock pot and add in the lentils, chicken broth, water and carrots. Let simmer for 4 hours in the crockpot on the medium setting. About 30 minutes prior to serving add in the kale, diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with a slice of buttered bread. Enjoy!