Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Monday of trying to please a 2 year old...

I'm pretty sure the only reason any of this meal got eaten by our favourite Monday dinner guest is because we were having chocolate pudding for dessert.  Another Monday, another fail!  You just never know with a 2 year old!  Tonight we had spaghetti with a super easy (super delicious) lentil sauce and a tofu and veggie salad.  I just kind of threw the salad together at lunch and it went over so well I will definitely be making it again.  Possibly even this week, ha!  I basically just marinated the tofu in a simple balsamic vinegar marinade and then baked it in the oven for 30 minutes.  Then I threw it in a bowl with some tomatoes, cucumber, yellow pepper, carrots and the leftover marinade!  So for next week all I know is that our little friend likes bread and... well that is actually all I know for sure :)

Spaghetti and Lentil Sauce

2 small chopped onions
3 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 cups of dried green lentils
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
freshly ground black pepper
1 can tomato paste

*Saute onion and garlic until soft
*Add lentils, broth, and spices and bring to a boil.
*Lower heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes (until lentils are cooked)
*Add tomato paste and mix well.


  1. you are one awesome mommy and wife Ms Jill.
    I read these all the time and they inspire me.
    Im trying your lentil burgers out next week, the boys love salmon burgers instead of beef for over a year now ( sorry i mentioned meat lol) so im sure theyll enjoy your lentil burger recipe..

  2. Aww, thanks Tina! I really appreciate your compliments. Let me know how the burgers go over!