Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lentils & Rice

Low household staples and coming out of a flu-induced fog, I searched the pantry today for something I could make that would be 1) warm & hearty, and 2) simple: something that could be prepared almost entirely from the couch.

1/2 c. red lentils
1/2 c. milk

1/2 c. onion
1 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
1 t. chicken curry masala
1-1/2 c. water

Add the milk to the lentils, and soak in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Saute the onion in the butter and oil until softened. Add the lentils & milk, and the curry masala, and the water. Simmer for 1/2 hour, or until lentils are soft.

Serve over rice, with lemon, if desired.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hot Toddy

Cold & flu season's here. I've found this beverage to be soothing, for a sore throat and the accompanying headache from hell.

Toss a few slices of lemon into the bottom of your cup.

Add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

Pour in 1 shot of brandy

Fill to the brim with hot water.

Adjust any ingredients to your taste.