Lentil-A-Roni with a Ranch Salad

At this point, I’m going to stick to just the main and side for this co-op meal. One,  I feel it will be plenty of food. Two, the time involved will be just about manageable. I’m excited about this meal and hope to surpass all co-op meals (so my last one will be forgiven and forgotten!).

Update on Lentil-A-Roni: I’m sending you the package of fusilli. As I understand it, gluten-free pasta breaks up much faster than wheat pasta. So, I figured it would be safer for me to send the pasta with you and hopefully it won’t be too much trouble to cook it up while you heat the sauce. The sauce: Just needs to be heated through. Make sure to make each portion of sauce slightly more than the portion of pasta. I didn’t watch that too closely and ours was a little too pasta-y. Mix the two together and dinner is served. I liked it. I want this to be a new regular for us (with a few changes). However, Neal wasn’t convinced. He said he had a hard time getting past the lentils. Milo ate it up with out a fuss. Loti wouldn’t touch it. Actually just sat there and said ‘stinky’ to me over and over. Edan had two or three bites. This is a hearty childhood comfort meal for me (though much healthier!). I hope you enjoy it.

The final installment to this drawn out meal…the salad. The actual name is Ranch salad with red potatoes and chickpeas with Avocado dressing. I was disappointed with the dressing. However, I feel that this salad could really be something. For one, I bought the ripest avocado I could find but even that one wasn’t ripe. So, that will make a difference. I’m also suspicious of some of the herbs. Less dill. Ax the paprika. Maybe. Hmmmm. I loved the potatoes and the chickpeas. Not something I’m used to in a salad. Neal & I mixed our salad in with the Lentil-A-Roni. The kids didn’t eat the dressing but I kept some aside without and they liked all the bits. My little rabbits. I really hope you enjoyed this meal and that is was filling.


One thought on “Lentil-A-Roni with a Ranch Salad

  1. This meal gets a four star rating! We all enjoyed it very much. Gryffin had four servings of the pasta-roni (well, it was a 4:1 ratio pasta to lentil sauce, but he did like the lentil sauce. He kept mixing his new helpings of pasta with the sauce on his plate). Cedar had three helpings I think. The noodles were gone right away, as expected. We had enough sauce left over for me to have lunch leftovers two days in a row, which I love. I really liked the salad too. Even the dressing. Have I told you that I love dill? I love dill so much. I like it in eggs, in soup, in dressing and sauces, in tuna salad, in pickles, cucumbers, etc. I’d eat dill on anything. I think you’re right, that salad is really something. I loved the chickpeas and the spuds too. We were all filled to the brim after the meal. Thank you.

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