I know Sunday dinner can be some big traditional meal, but for me today, it was very simple - lentil soup and cornbread. I've made lentil soup before, but I can't remember what recipe I used. Honestly it may have been one my aunt Joyce gave me about two years ago. She's the most amazing cook, but her recipes are hard to follow because she doesn't measure and she uses so many different spices and such that you can't really duplicate her meals. But they are good! So, I found a lentil-barley soup recipe online and added a few extra spices to make it my own.
I was for sure that I had some barley. In fact, I thought I remembered purchasing some very recently, but after I looked in the cupboard like 4 times for it, I realized that I had planned to buy some, but it was before payday and I had said to myself that it could wait. Then I forgot. Oh, well. I made the soup anyways. It was pretty good, but it could have used a bit more spice and the barley would have changed the texture some.
Here it is:
I've been in a cooking mood lately. I plan to make some pumpkin bread really soon too! I've never had any, but the recipe sounds delicious!