Has it really been a month since I last updated this blog? Time has gone by so quickly, so I must apologize for being delinquent in my updates.
On October 5, I made Lentil Chili from the Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. I had a bit of a craving for chili, but I didn't want to make just your standard chili and I thought that this recipe would be a good way to switch it up a bit.
For the last hour, you're supposed to add olive oil and salt. I, predictably, left out the salt. I would like to note, however, that I let this cook a lot longer than just eight hours and it came out fine--one of the great things about the crock pot is that you can just let many of the recipes keep cooking without a problem if you can't get home eight hours after you turn it on. I normally leave for school around eight and return sometime between five and six on the days that I make crock pot recipes. I generally select recipes that already need to cook for a long time (so, none that are only 3-4 hours) and turn it on last thing before I leave the house.
In terms of cost, this was a very cheap meal to make, especially since I already had some of the ingredients, namely all of the seasonings and the olive oil--the items which would be the most expensive to purchase. But, everything else only cost me $17.05, so just about $1.70 per serving!
What did I think about this chili? It was really good. But, it did not satisfy my craving for chili. It's called a chili in the cookbook, but if you want chili, this will not do. Next week you'll get to see the chili I did make because this dish did not satisfy my craving.