I needed to go food shopping, restock, fill the cupboards, so when I opened them they would be full of inspiration, bursting with goodies, little gems, just waiting to be created into something yummy. But today was not the day to go shopping, well I’m mean I couldn’t, logistics, chores, lack of enthusiasm were all upon me.
So I knew this meant, concoct, dream up and devise from the ingredients I had, normally more than I imagine, always one to like a full larder and all that. A ‘bit of this and a bit of that ‘ supper…or as I like to call it, to the moans and groans of my family…
A pot full of goodness !
This generally consists of vegetables, herbs, stock, maybe a little left over meat from a roast, if I’m lucky and rich earthy lentils …That’s the part that brings on the moans and the groans.
So today was no different, and I’d like to share my pot full of goodness with you, feel free to amend, add, substitute anything , I’m sure you have your own pot full of goodness anyway..Go on share it !
Ingredients & Method
Any veg lurking in the fridge, chopped small.
I used – Carrots, celery, onion and garlic & sweet potato.
Pan fry in a large saucepan or casserole to make a sofrito, in a little olive oil.
Add your chosen cooked meat, for me the last remnants of my Christmas jamon, rich and tasty.
Then stir in Green Lentils (puy) or Lentejas Pardina in Spain, usually I put in, a cup per person and one for luck. Stir till they’re all coated with oil.
Add garden herbs, rosemary, thyme, sage all good.
Then add enough veg stock to cover.
I like to tuck in the old rind of a Parmesan, add the bottom which adds a creamy richness.
Let bubble away, enjoy the aromas..
Then serve, in warm bowls, with hunks of bread, a drizzle of Olive Oil, and a sprinkle of herbs.
Enjoy the quietness that prevails, as everyone, even the little protesters absorb the goodness.