Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lentils, Sausage, Chard and Barley

Tonight's dinner started as a post on Facebook by Judy Witts Francini, the owner of Cucina Divina. It was a post with a photo of lentil soup with chard and sausage. I was so thrilled because I wanted to make Lentils for New Years Day. Two of Italy's culinary symbols of good luck are the lentil and the pig. Another bonus was that I had every ingredient in the house.

I sauteed onion, carrot and celery. Next I added the sausage and browned that. I added the Swiss chard and after that was wilted I added Chicken broth. After the lentils were cooked they were added to the pot. I was going to add a pasta but I had the pearl barley left over from last night's dinner.

This was a hit. It was so flavorful and seasoned nicely if I do say so myself!

New Years Resolutions... Learn Italian and learn how to make an ebook. And stop eating Christmas cookies for breakfast!


Sprigs of Rosemary said...

I would have loved to have this on New Year's Day instead of my husband's fave -- pork and sauerkraut. (I'll lobby for next year!

Lucia from Madison said...

Well your husband's fave sounds pretty good too!

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