Lentils - I know lentils are good for you. They have tons of protein, fiber, iron, etc. But they're kinda boring. Well, I tried a new lentil recipe from the Hillbilly Housewife last night that I liked. It includes bouillon, which is obviously one of the least healthy foods on the planet, so I'm going to try the recipe without bouillon next time. We used the lentils as a taco filler for Taco Tuesday instead of meat and beans. We also had some leftover refried beans without the refry (crockpot recipe alert!!) and rice out as a filler. Here's the lentil recipe.
Lentils and Rice
3/4 cup dried lentils
3/4 cup brown rice
4 c. tap water
4 beef bouillon cubes (or 4 t.)
2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. cumin
1 t. onion powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
In 2 quart saucepan bring water to boil. As it's heating add all other ingredients. Bring to rapid boil, then reduce heat to low. Put on the lid and simmer 45-50 minutes. The water should be mostly absorbed.
Laundry on the Line - One of my favorite things about summer is that I can hang my freshly washed laundry out on the clothesline. It's obviously an electricity saver, but that's not why I love it. I love getting fresh air and hearing birds chirp while I do my housework. I love the fact that if there are clothes on my line, then I know summer has arrived. I love organizing the way I hang everything up according to who the laundry belongs to. I know, I'm weird about stuff like that. I love seeing sheets and towels blowing in the breeze. I love the time to let my mind wander. I love looking at my garden, which surrounds my clothesline, as I take care of laundry.