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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lentil Soup & Pita Chips

All through dinner we sang... "Eat Like an Egyptian".
Taste this Egyptian meal - a kid favorite at my house.

Lentil Soup
2 cups dried lentils
3 quarts water
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup chopped potato
1/2 cup chopped & seeded tomato
4 beef boullion cubes
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin (add more to taste)
2 tsp. dried parsley

Wash lentils well.  Add to large pot.  Add water.  Bring to a boil. 
Add remaining ingredients.  Simmer for 1 hour until everything is soft. 

Pita Chips
2 pita rounds (see recipe here)
1 Tbsp. butter

Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. 
Cut pita rounds into 8 slices.
Fry pita chips for 4 minutes per side.
Cool and serve.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Egg in a Cup

Have you tried egg in a cup?
It's been awhile, but if you only need one egg,
it's fast, easy, and great entertainment for little helpers.

Egg in a Cup
1 egg
salt, pepper, garlic, cheese, or whatever you like on your egg.
1 mug

1.  First add egg and seasonings to the mug.  Whip with a fork.
2.  Place mug in microwave.  Cook egg for 1 minute.  (Adjust as needed for microwave power.)  When you begin cooking, the egg will fill approximately 1/3 of the mug.
 3.  Invite your little helpers to watch as the egg begins to fill the cup.  We call this "egg volcano".
 4.  Dump egg onto a plate.  Cut and fluff with a fork.  Enjoy!