Last night we planned on preparing Sloppy Lennies before heading to Canterbury for a few races, but apparently we didn't plan very well. Dollar Thursdays(the reason we wanted to go) do not start until June 1st! This also means no Thursday racing until then either. I guess we should have checked the schedule. Oh well, we stayed at home with this very good meal and watched Memoirs of a Geisha instead.
I made the Sloppy Lennies recipe from Leslie's version at eatpeaceplease and Crystal made some fries. We only had ¾ cup of red lentils, so I added ¼ cup regular brown lentils to reach the full cup. I totally forgot to put any basil in even though we have five plants growing out side…oh well, more for another recipe. Next time I am going to add a little more tomato sauce and water to bring the liquid level up just a bit.
As for the fries, Crystal just cut up some potatoes into strips, drizzled them with olive oil, and sprinkled on some shallot salt we picked up from Penzy Spices a few weeks back. The fries cooked for about 25 minutes at 450 and were flipped around the 15 minute mark. They turned out perfect last night!
As usual, last nights dinner serves as todays lunch. These Sloppy Lennies don't even need to be warmed up to be good.
Have a good Memorial weekend everyone!