The heatwave we enjoyed last week seems to be something of a distant dream. I've gone from trotting around in flipflops and leggings to digging out the fleecy jumpers and hovering a finger over the central heating 'ON' button. Of course I have refrained, being frugal and all, though I do confess it's been a temptation. Grace is enjoying a revival of the cardi's and jumpers that haven't seen daylight since our week in Wales and we've upgraded her sleeping bag to 2.5 tog.
I made a scrummy lentil curry for supper last night. It's one of Grace's favourites and it's a real belly warmer. I tend to save it for nights when I'm in a rush - you know the ones, just in from work and running around like a blue arsed fly trying to get a meal on the table in the hour between getting home and Grace having an overtired meltdown.
Add to a non-stick pan, red lentils, vegetable stock, diced onion, 4 cloves of garlic (yes really), a tin of chopped tomatoes, and as much or as little curry powder as you like. We like it medium so we use a heaped teaspoon full. Bring to the boil and simmer until the lentils are soft, it looks done and tastes ready. Dead simple and simply tasty served with fluffy white rice.
Let me know what you think if you try it.
Grace loves feeding it to herself. She bashes the spoon on the bowl for a while, trys to scoop some up. She then holds the spoon out for Mummy to do one, by which I mean loading the spoon and handing it back to her. We carry on like this and she's thrilled to be feeding herself. Mummy's little star.