Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mmmm Lentil Soup~

"Karen Carter of Temecula" yep...I made the local paper. Not once but twice in the last month. And what am I famous for now? My obsession for lentil soup. I grew up on Lentil soup and lately I have been craving it big time! It is definitely one of those things that you either like or don't. Steve thinks they kinda taste like popcorn hulls. But I love it, its super healthy and always satisfying. Our local Italian deli had the BEST soup on Tuesdays. It was such a treat for lunch, but they went out of business.Turns out my dear friend Casey is related to the Campini's and she is trying to snag it for me.But you know those Italian soup nazi's (Casey I am willing to buy you Starbucks for a week to get that recipe and if you knew how often she goes to Starbucks that could be BIG money)But not knowing if she would be able to find it I have been on the hunt for the recipe every since. So my friend Kim who also loved it suggested we (meaning me )write to the paper and ask if they can get the recipe for us. So they listed my question and then last week they listed a reply recipe. Not from the owners but from another reader who has a similar recipe. So of course I autographed a copy of the newspaper for Kim to keep and I am going to try the recipe tomorrow. I first called my Thia Mary and asked her if she things it sounds like a good one. (The Greeks are very lentil savvy) But just thinking and talking about lentils made me so hungry for them. So Chad and I spilt a can of Progresso. Not home made but mmm mmm good. So if you have have any great recipes for lentil soup...send them along. If my recipe turns out fabulous I'll let you know so you can stop by for some. BYOB (bring your own bowl)


Lindsay said...

You are so cute! I love Lentil soup and so does your Bro!!! He is a soup fanatic! I am going to check with my Aunt Carla, she is an awesome soup maker!!!
I think it is Polly's pies who has really great Lentil soup!

Love you!
love linds

Casey said...

I'm still working on it! No such luck yet though :( I love Progresso Lentil soup! You split it with Chad? Man, I eat the whole can myself (with pecorino cheese added to it and toasted, buttered sourdough bread to dip in it! Yum!!) Gee, I'm hungry now!

Casey said...

I forgot to mention that I saw that in the paper and saved it too! You'll have to autograph mine now too! Please!

Anonymous said...

Gee Sophia, I'm not sure if I've ever had lentil soup. I am a very "programmed" eater, I eat the same things over and over again and VERY rarely venture out of the box! After hearing Steve's description, I don't think I'll be rushing out anytime soon for a bowl but if at sometime in the future lentil soup should pop up on the menu, because of my love for you, I will give it a try. I always knew your name would be in "lights" (or in the newspaper), Congratulations!

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I love soup…soup of all kinds. I am not sure what Lentil soup contains…for some reason it makes me picture Barbara Streisand in a black hat looking off into the distance?? 
But the soup looks yummy…and it made me hungry!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match...What a yenta I am~!

I cannot decide if I like lentil soup. My mom used to make it and sometimes I loved it and sometimes it tasted like, well, like mush. Kind of like split pea soup--sometimes I like, sometimes I don't.