Lentil Soup
Be sure to have some of this soup on New Year's Day!
  • ½ c celery, finely chopped
  • 1 sm. onion, finely chopped
  • 2 med. carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 bag dried lentils
  • Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4 qts of water
  1. In a large soup pot add the olive oil and grate in 2 cloves of garlic and saute the onions, celery and carrots with a touch of salt, pepper, and garlic powder over medium heat. Fry until done. While that is cooking, rinse the lentil beans and set aside. Add the water to the veggies and then add the lentil beans. Cook over medium heat and add more salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add in the bay leaf and the other garlic clove (whole). Continue to cook until the lentils are soft.
Recipe by Julia's Child at http://juliaschild.com/grandmas-good-luck-lentil-soup/