Well, yesterday was a fantastic Easter, and in the midst of the clean-up and gearing up for the upcoming week, I came across a sprouting onion in our kitchen that my mom had given us in case we could use it. I thought, well now is the time to use it for something. I realized I could use it a bag of lentil soup mix that also came from her. (I think!) Along with a frozen ham bone from some holiday meal a while back. I needed carrots and remembered that I had a whole patch of them out front!!! I threw in some of the last of the shallots and voila, I had a cheap, garden-filled meal that will work for at least a couple lunches, is super healthy and cost me nearly nothing:
Here is the soup at lunch today. Yuuhhuummm!
So this is something of a milestone for me, though it sounds absurd. This might be the first time that I have cooked with mine own carrots. So, whooppee! Usually I just eat them straight from the ground. These ones were good fresh as well, though maybe a little overgrown.