“It can’t be fall yet,” my heart says. I want the summer to last a bit longer, just a bit longer. I do like fall or Harud as we called it back home in Kashmir. But it is just that the arrival of fall also means and end of summer and beginning of colder days and nights. But fall is approaching soon, the leaves are turning and there is a nip in the air.
Just the sort that makes you bring out the oven mitts and start baking. It was that kind of a day today. So I stopped everything that I was doing and made some macarons. Ha! I said that like I was a pro at making macarons. On the contrary, I had failed miserably on a couple of previous attempts. So my joy knew no bounds when this batch turned out good. I would call that a successful day.
Since I had not really planned to make the macarons today, it sort of threw everything else off. So the dinner that was supposed to be in the oven, wasn’t. Surprise!!
And it is back to school meet season. Of course I had forgotten about it too. There was a meeting with the new high school team that my brand new high schooler will be taught by. Or at least they will try or retire trying 😉 Oh boy! The macarons are pretty and such but what am I gonna feed the hungry peeps when they get home was the thought racing through my mind an hour before I was supposed to be at the said meeting.
I had planned on making this soup for Ina Friday. But I had planned to make it after dinner so folks could bring it to lunch the next day. Oh well! Soup it is for dinner and since I really didn’t have time to slow cook the lentils, I pressure cooked them. Best decision ever! This soup is delicious with the lentils and vegetables cooked together but the flavors really shine when you add the wine.
Between the lusty hopes for summer and the ache for fall colors and the unplanned macarons and the forgotten tasks, I am glad I had this healthy and nutritious French lentil and vegetable soup for dinner. I think I am ready for pots of soup and cozying up. Bring on the fall colors!
This month we have soups, Salads or sides.
- Alyce @ More Time at the Table
- Anna @ Cheese with Noodles
- Barbara @ Moveable Feasts
- Bhavna @ Just a Girl From AAmchi Mumbai.
- Chaya @ Bizzy Bakes
- Linda@ There and Back Again
- Linda, @ Tumbleweed Contessa
- Mary @ The Egg Farm
- Minnie @ The Lady 8 Home
- Patti @ Comfy Cuisine
- Peggy@ Pantry Revisited
- Rocky Mountain Woman @ Rocky Mountain Woman
- Veronica @ My Catholic Kitchen