Life-Sustaining Gruel

My attempt at lentil soup was one of those dinners.  A simple combination of lentils, brown rice, broth, carrots, onions and Tandoori spice was intended to result in a healthful soup which we would enjoy for dinner.  When I checked on the soup an hour before dinner, it had absorbed most of the liquid, so I added more broth.  I checked a little later and once again, the broth had been absorbed, so I added more water.  This stuff just kept growing and growing until it filled our Crock Pot…

Since it was tolerable, and I despise being wasteful, we had this “soup” for dinner and leftovers for lunches.  We jokingly called it “life-sustaining gruel” due to its less-than-appetizing appearance and the fact that it served only one basic purpose of food: it filled our bellies.  No recipe today folks; this one is NOT a keeper!

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2 Responses to Life-Sustaining Gruel

  1. I love the honesty of this post. This sort of thing happens all the time, even to experienced cooks.

  2. Austin says:

    While the flavor may have been bland I vaguely remember it smelling mighty tasty in the lunch room… and Betty Crocker said smell is half the battle, or something like that.

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