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Does this count as subtle?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Tonight we are having curried beef. I prepared most of it yesterday, carefully weighing the ingredients, knowing that today will be a scramble as I have to go out to meet our grandson from school quite soon. I won't be back until almost eating time, so the final preparation was done this morning and it will be left in the slow cooker ready for serving when I get home.

Now I love lentils in curry. (In fact, I just love lentils). DH, however, doesn't like them so I have to be subtle. I usually add a couple of spoonfuls when he isn't looking - and it adds flavour, texture and goodness. So far he hasn't questioned it - just eaten and enjoyed.

All was progressing nicely until it was time to add the lentils. DH was safely in the garden, and it was a new bag to open. Instead of pouring it straight into the mix I carefully opened the bag and began to decant it into its storage jar when...... horror of horrors.......

The bottom of the bag burst open.....

a small quantity went all over the floor.....

and the rest went into the pan...........................
..... emoticon

I've cleared up the mess (my goodness, those little red discs go just about EVERYWHERE) and calculated how much is now in the curry.

750 grams!

To the uninitiated that's approximately 1.65 POUNDS!

Oh boy! Did I say 'subtle'?

They are starting to come to the surface. There is NO WAY I can disguise it. At the moment I've had to transfer it to the top of the stove as my crockpot isn't large enough.

Hey ho! I can see I'll be eating curried soup for the rest of the month. As for tonight's supper - well, it's back to the drawing board because I just don't have any more time to sort it.

Onwards and Upwards Sparkeroonies. I'm not letting a little disaster get me down, I've picked myself up with the lentils and now it's on to the next job.

Enjoy your day.
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    wish I was around to share but I love lentils in curry am Bangladeshi its funny really
    1438 days ago
    Thank you, you gave me a good giggle..........I love lentils
    1441 days ago
    Oh my!! I would love to help you eat it. emoticon
    1442 days ago
    Love your blog, eat and enjoy emoticon
    1442 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Delicious? No doubt. There's nothing like a good curry on an autumn day!
    Subtle? No way.

    I agree with NOWYOUDIDIT -- puree them!

    Thank you for the smile!

    1442 days ago
    Miranda is a poet and I didn't know it. This was a great visual...lentils running like lava into the pot and all over the floor. You'll figure it out. And we'll wait to hear how much you really like lentils after you have to eat and eat and eat them!!
    1442 days ago
    This sort of thing always happens to me when I'm pressed emoticon

    Sure it'll be delish - certainly looks it - but then I love lentils too. Hope it goes down OK with hubby - otherwise that you'll find something good for him and make him happy!

    Good luck and emoticon
    1442 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/5/2013 2:09:39 PM
    By curried do you mean you are going to "puree" the soup? That is exactly what I do to my white bean soup!! I remove all the veggies etc to a bowl with a slotted spoon after they've cooked. Then I take a stick blender and puree the beans into the broth. It looks like a lovely white creamy broth with no sight of a bean! This is the only way my adult children eat beans when they visit- they can't see them so they don't think they are in the soup!!! LOL!! I love to do this with foods they "say" they don't like and then they eat them telling me how delicious they are!! After all it's good for them! LOL!!
    1442 days ago
    It looks tasty. DH is missing out!
    1442 days ago
    Did hubby eat it at all? emoticon
    1442 days ago
    Looks great! I hope DH liked it.
    1442 days ago
    I love your attitude! It looks delicious!
    1442 days ago
    That sounds delicious! Did he eat it and say anything about the not-so-subtle lentils?
    1442 days ago
    I love lentils. Maybe DH can acquire the taste for them??
    1442 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I just love your attitude.....got lemons make lemonade...Enjoy your curry/lentils and I'm sure you will come up with something for DH to eat tonight. Keep smiling... emoticon
    1442 days ago
    No matter what it is, when you try to hide something, it always comes back to bite you in the biscuits! LOL. Looks really good, btw, send me a bowl! You could probably lift some of those out of the pot, but look on the bright side, you could make curried lentil soup. :D To have that many lentils fall into the pot, that must have been a huge bag of lentils you were using! Hugs to you, glad to see you have moved on from the faux pas!
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    1442 days ago
  • TREV1964
    Would you like a little bit of curry with those lentils.

    To balance this out for your hubby you are going to have to do that dish on a commercial scale maybe with an extra ten kilos of beef and a lot of freezer bags.

    You never know you might still be eating curried beef next summer if you do that.

    Then again eating that amount of lentils may well put you off them for life which will ultimately be for your husbands pleasure.

    Lovely story - this is the kind of material you could do stand up comedy with.

    One of the funniest blogs I have ever read in spark people.

    Well done.


    1442 days ago
    LOL LOL I guess your guilt on your covert activities just opened the bottom of the bag for you hon.

    P.S. You didn't get all the lentils off the flooring. Trust me on this. LOL

    Love it! I'll be laughing about this all day long.
    1442 days ago
    Sounds like good soup though!
    1442 days ago
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when once we practice to deceive, the lentils spill, like orange snow, so your hubby is bound to know! emoticon

    1442 days ago
    Oh my! At least you were able to salvage it! emoticon
    1442 days ago
    sorry your day started like that . I hope the rest goes better for you. Have a great day
    1442 days ago
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