Friday, June 25, 2010

Lentil Fail

I'm kind of new at cooking.  And part of being an amateur is totally screwing up from time to time.  Like I did with last night's dinner.

I wanted to make a lentil dish.  Side note:  I've never cooked lentils before.

I chopped up some carrot, potato, onion, red pepper, tofu and garlic to go along with my lentil surprise.

Then I added some vegetable broth and lentils.  Here's where I messed up.

I put THREE TIMES as many lentils as I should've.  I didn't realize that lentils can soak up so much water when cooked.  Oops.

So dinner was a little lentil-heavy.  Everything tasted pretty good, there was just WAY too much.  After Ged and I finished our plates there was still 3/4 of a pot of lentil stew left.  Hm.

Lesson learned.

I took pictures anyway.

Since today was a holiday in Florence, there was a fireworks show at 10 p.m.  Ged and I wanted to look down on the city, so we rode the bus to Fiesole.  Unfortunately, we weren't the only ones who thought to do it.

This weekend we're going to the island of Elba off the west coast of Italy.  Camping, cycling and roasting in the sunshine.  What more could one ask for?

Have a good weekend.


1 comment:

  1. I'll be in Melbourne beach celebrating a certain someone's birthday (reminder) and hopefully surfing.