This week we learned the story of how Eisav sold the privilege of being the oldest in the family to his brother Yaakov for a pot of lentil soup. In order to properly experience this story, we in kindergarten had to taste lentil soup.
It seems it was a hit, as many of the students asked me to share the recipe with their parents. J
I thought I’d share it with you here:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 carrot, peeled, and diced
- ½ medium onion diced
Sauté the vegetables in the olive oil in a four quart pot until soft and translucent.
- 3 cloves garlic minced
Stir, and sauté for another minute.
- 1 quart vegetable broth (I used the Imagine broth)
- 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes along with the juice
- 1 ¼ cups lentils, rinsed
- 1 bay leaf
- Some fresh thyme leaves
Bring to a boil, and lower to a simmer. Cover and simmer for fifteen-twenty minutes.
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- More salt and pepper if needed
- Optional: (I did not do this, but it sounds yummy) 2 ounces fresh spinach leaves
Betayavon! (Hearty Appetite)
P.S. Shabbat books are coming home this week. Remember that you can add them to your child’s reading log. Please return on Monday.