Oh, hello singe digit, below zero temps. How long do you plan on staying??
Actual temp 12°. Feels like temp? -6°… it is pretty chilly in the Chicagoland area. Those 50° temps we were enjoying just a month or so ago are officially behind us. Or are they? You never know. I did want these temps and the snow to come. I was hoping the sooner the snow came, the sooner it will leave!! I mean, the snow is pretty (from the view out my window while I’m on the couch wrapped in my fuzzy blanket) However, as I’ve said before, this makes for perfect soup and chili weather.
This soup is a mix of veggies along with some lentils. Trader Joe’s has lentils that are prepped and ready to cook with. I really enjoy them, and, well, they are the only lentil’s I have ever cooked with. Over the summer, I made a delicious lentil veggie salad. That will be published once the temps get warmer!
Really, you can customize this soup with whatever vegetables you like. I think kale or spinach would be a nice addition to the assortment of veggies I have already.
I also weirdly love peas (don’t get me started on snacking on frozen peas-
really incredibly weird I know), if you don’t…. you can add maybe a cup or two. Not the whole 1 lb. bag.
My mom: “Kate, you know there’s a lot of peas in the soup?”… me: “yeah, I like peas”
Below you’ll find the printable recipe for this soup! It is perfect for a cold winter day!!