From Jehane Benoit’s Madame Benoit Cooks at Home.
A bowl of lentil soup, a thick wedge of apple pie with cheese and a large cup of hot tea make a perfect lunch.
- 2 cups brown or green lentils
- 4 cups cold water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup butter
- 19-oz can tomatoes
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill or 1 tsp dill seeds
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 bay leaves
Place the ingredients in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Makes 10-12 servings.