A few days after our first snowfall of the year, we had a day of falling snow. Late in the afternoon, after we had shovelled the driveway with some help from T and his trucks - we had a snowball fight. T had a bit of trouble with packing the snow into balls, so mostly he would pick up a big hunk of snow and run it at me. After a walk in the snow, and a stop for some warm hot chocolate, I took these pictures. (It started raining the next day and now the snow is mostly gone.)
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp kosher salt
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and carrots and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the tomatoes, lentils, stock and seasonings to the pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered for 40 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.