Lately I’ve been trying more new recipes than probably my dear family would prefer. Trying to eat cleaner and decreasing the meat at a meal. So, I can think of at least 2 that my family is ok with, and both in the Mexican flair – Chicken Tortilla Soup and Corn Tortilla and Black Bean casserole (which we had tonight).
Strangely to most I would think, I try to ask Father “what’s for dinner?” and listen for His preferences. Yes, to some, this is a weird thing, and personally, I think it a bit weird as well. But I’ve experienced cooking in the kitchen with the knowledge of His presence and guidance in this everyday occurance of cooking a meal for my family, and I must say, it’s extraordinary.
So Monday, I kept pressing for “what’s for dinner?” and He kept coming back with this new soup recipe, Curried Lentil Soup. I’d already made Molasses Spelt bread that morning, along with Pecan Sandie cookie dough to freeze for a playdate, and THEN I tried a spinach casserole of lunch which was eaten by 2/3 of us. Sawyer Wayne said “yucky.” Well, worth a try is what I say. So I finally relented after continuing to seek Him, and made the Curried Lentil soup. It was eaten by 1/2 of us; kids gave it a thumbs down but Tony and I managed to eat it (it wasn’t that bad). But it’s not to be in the menu rotation, if you know what I mean.
So now I have this full “cool whip” container of Curried Lentil Soup. And it’s been cold here where we are. And sometimes I just get downright chilly. So the other day for a warm up snack, out comes the curried lentil soup. It had lost it’s soupiness, so I put about 3 scoops of lentil soup and 1 c. of water. I added more cumin and curry, along with some salt (which was helpful) AND some red pepper flakes for extra extra spice and warmth! And MY OH MY, that was some GOOD STUFF! I then became delighted that I had that soup all to myself. And to help bring down the heat in my mouth, two bites of Greek Goddess Honey yogurt. Wow.
So, that’s my story of a redeemed meal. I say it’s better to try something new than not. Is that maturity?