Lentil soup. Simple. Humble. Nourishing. I feel like I have read here and there over the years about monks cooking lentil soup and I can see why that might be. This is food for the soul.
I had to work 2:30 - 10 pm. I made a pot of lentil soup in the afternoon - very little effort required for the delight of a supper of lentil soup. No pasta in this one, just lentils and vegetables, made according to Mollie Katzen's recipe from The Moosewood Cookbook. L. came by the hospital to have dinner with me. I packed us a supper of lentil soup (with a little red wine vinegar), whole wheat bread with Laughing cow cheese, and leftover applesauce. Warm, satisfying, yum.