Hearty Lentil Soup

One fall day our family received an invite to  lunch with a sweet homeschool family in our town.  My boys were excited to have an invite,  and I  looked forward to visiting and getting to know another homeschool family. I usually learn something new when I visit another family,  and come home inspired in some way.  This time, I was inspired to make the delicious soup that was prepared for us. I have been making it ever since.  I can’t believe I had never prepared or even eaten lentil soup before!  My family loves it now when I prepare it and even my hubby…who is not a big soup eater likes this one.  I think the cinnamon gives it the special unique flavor, and the potatoes and ground turkey make it very hearty. I hope you will enjoy this  soup as much as we have. ~Anne

* 1-2 lbs lentils (rinsed)

* 13-18 cups water

* 1-2 cups chopped carrots

* 1-2 cups chopped  celery

* 1-2 c. chopped onions

* 3-5 Tbsp healthy chicken Boullion or replace water with broth

* 1-2 cinnamon sticks or you can use a t. of cinnamon

* 4 Bay leaves

* 3-5 small potatoes cubed

*1 lb ground turkey

Begin by browning the turkey, add onions.  Begin boiling water in a large pot and add all ingredients one by one as you chop. Bring to a boil and then simmer for several hours.  Taste and check for spices.  Add more water or chicken broth as needed.  You can make an extra large pot of this and freeze half for later. My boys like this with crackers but my friend serves her soup over rice.  Yummy either way!

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