Jet lag party

I woke up at 10p, the kids got up at 11. It is now 3:17a and we are all wide awake, trying to figure out what to do with ourselves while being quiet enough not to wake the man of the house. Not fun.

This evening, we're having some friends over for supper in the hopes that this will motivate us not to sleep all day.

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The menu

French bread toasts with goat cheese & tomato, tuna & capers, and blue cheese & green apple

Pan fried sausages with bakery rolls. I have to try to find some decent non-pork sausages here.

Lentil soup
8 cups chicken stock (making it right now)
2 cups red split lentils, washed
1 large onion
1 head of roasted garlic
1 8oz can chopped tomato & green chili
1 large carrot
2 medium stalks of celery
salt & pepper to taste

Chop onion, garlic, carrot, celery finely. Saute them with the lentils in a large stock pot with about 1 tsp olive oil. When onions begin to brown, add the tomato & chili, the chicken stock and salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or so.

Spring mix salad with
golden raisins
pumpkin seeds
blue cheese
balsamic vinaigrette

Good bye 2011. Bring on 2012! Happy New Year to all y'all.