There comes a time when we have to cut our losses, admit defeat, pack up and move on. Sometimes disappointing things happen. A dog throwing up on the carpet: that’s disappointing. Edit, Undo. Procrastinating a much needed oil change only to arrive at an oil-less dipstick is disappointing. Inward disappointment is the worst.
A botched batch of what were supposed to be gluten-free thumbprint cookies is a day wrecker. Could I have been more excited about this batch of baked yum prior to oven wreckage? Nay. Could I have been more disappointed when they melted all over my cookie sheet and broke apart at the slighted touch? Double nay. When a faint breeze blows and your cookie crumbles, it’s time to find a crumble-less cookie. Stat.
There are disappointing times and there are victorious times. A crock pot and a bag of lentils always leads to victory. My opinion. Minimal effort, delicious taste, full happy belly, leftovers: victorious. This lentil stew recipe has warm cozy seasoning, an exotic flair and feeds a household. The best way of rectifying defeat is by following it up with an activity that will surely bring you a win. Crock pot. Lentils. Win. Duh. This is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, but a lot less cruel and way more tasty. Lentils: 1, Gluten-Free Thumbprints: 0. Until next time, thumbprints…until next time.