Home grown carrots 

The weather is finally starting to get back to normal fall time temps here in Missouri. We’ve had some frost the past two nights. I really enjoy the cooler fall temps, but plants probably won’t take too much more.

I harvested a nice little bunch of carrots today.

Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve successfully grown them. In the past I planted them in the ground. This time I used the raisss beds. The soul is so much looser.

I decided to make a nice warm pot of lentil soup for supper.  This sounded perfect after a day of working outside in the cooler temps.

I love cooking from scratch and using ingredients that I grew!  First you dice up carrots, onions and celery and cook them until tender. I didn’t have celery so I used celery salt instead.

While those are cooking, soak the lentils in very hot water for about 20 min.

Add in the spices and tomato paste and chicken broth. Rinse the lentils and add them to the pot. Bring this to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 30 min or until lentils are tender.

I served it with Parmesan cheese on top and some Italian bread that I baked and froze a couple weeks ago.

It tasted great and warmed us right up. The carrots never tasted so good!  That’s what happens when you pull them from your garden.

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