Thursday, September 25, 2008

Week 10 Bean Challenge: 1 Dinner a Week

This week's bean challenge dinner was a Lentil Loaf, based on this recipe that we've made before. A few modifications:

  • I upped the eggs to 3, based on a "too dry" comment.
  • I mixed in some parmesan cheese and melted meunster cheese on top for the last 10 minutes (I guess we like cheese around here)
  • I cooked the lentils in Emeril's Organic Vegetable Stock instead of water or salted water. It gives the lentils a lot more flavor.
  • I left out the dried soup mix.
  • I substituted ketchup instead of tomato paste (no tomato paste on hand! Use what you have...)
I would have added more spices or fresh garlic if I thought our kids would go for that sort of thing. Most of the time they do not, so I have to take it slow. Our son ate most of it, and our daughter needed some coaxing. A mild success.

By the way, you can make this ahead of time. I prepared it last night and cooked it this evening.

Final dish: served with cooked organic carrots and organic potatoes. A hearty fall dinner...it's lentil loaf season!

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