Me: "I don't know."
Husband: "Sounds scary."
I agreed, but was on a mission to cook something nice with what I had that needed using up, like some leftover meatloaf. I cut it into cubes.
On the left, you can see the meatloaf. I scrubbed and cubed a nice potato.
...put some good extra-virgin olive oil in my cast iron Dutch oven and sauteed some cut-up red cabbage and a diced onion until the onion was starting to brown, stirring the whole time.
I had about 3 cups of leftover chicken bone broth/stock and poured that into the pan.
Last night I put 1/2 cup of lentils to soak in plenty of cold water. Here they are, drained and rinsed. These go into the pot next along with a minced clove of garlic and the potato chunks.
There it is all is together, and I will bring it to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer it, covered, for 30 minutes:
While it was simmering, I cooked 1 cup of "bow-tie" pasta in water and drained it. Why bow-tie? Because it's pretty, of course! :)
After the pasta was cooked and drained, I added it and the cubes of meatloaf to the soup, as well as 1 teaspoon sea salt and a few cranks of black pepper.
Here it is! It is now in the fridge. I will reheat if for dinner and serve it with some good homemade bread and butter.
It tastes wonderful! Hmmmm... I just need a good name for it. Any suggestions?