No...No....I have had a lot of excitement around the house mostly excitement I can live without. Since my last entry I have had two house sales fall through (same house) The realtor I had didn't prequalify the prospects and they couldn't come up with a mortgage, then they come to me to try to get me to rent....not a possibility but I ended up trying to get a mortgage for one couple (which looked pretty good) I also had to pack and look for alternate accomodation, then after I looked at a whole bunch of extremely expensive rubbish, I started praying for another failure so I don't have to sell and move. My prayers were answered with remarkable speed!!!!! Then I had to unpack ( a task I'm still working on) I then hurt my back and I also landed myself in hospital twice. I also have to do the usual household chores etc. I also decided to do a few things I had put off doing and I had to wait for people to decide to come to do them, most of whom just say they'll come and never show up.
The house is getting too big for my needs, I must admit and it is not suitable for sharing but going by the apartments I saw they can keep them. I do understand that landlords are reluctant to spend money on their properties as most tenants are very careless with the units (I did have tenants a while back and they were awful) but we are not all like that. OH well!!!
Wow, I will now go straight to my recipe for this time just in case something else calls me away.
My apologies for the rush but I am absolutely determined to get this done today.....right now in fact.
So here goes. This is quite in keeping with the title and intention of this blog as well as being one of my favourite recipes. It's inexpensive, healthy and delicious.....what more could one ask for?
Wholewheat Spaghetti with Lentil Sauce
You will need:
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves (or to taste) minced
1/8 cup olive oil
11/2 cups dried lentils, washed
1 dried hot pepper, crumbled
1 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
4 cups beef stock or water with 2 beef boullion cubes
1/2 teaspoon (each) basil and oregano
1 can (19 oz) tomatoes
1 (6oz can) tomato paste
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
12oz cooked wholewheat spaghetti
grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
To make sauce
Cook onion and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes. add next 5 ingredients and beef stock or water and boullion cubes. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except the spaghetti and cheese and simmer uncovered for an hour. Stir occasionally. Serve on cooked spaghetti and sprinkle with the cheese.
The spaghetti should be cooked according to package directions while the sauce is cooking so it is hot when the sauce is done. Enjoy.
Well, I hope everybody likes this recipe and as you can see it's pretty easy and quick. So until next time back to painting.