One of our favorite meals in France was the simple combination of lentils, sausage and onions (coupled with a baquette & cheese and a salad). This meal was easy to make because grocery stores in France carry pre-cooked, steamed lentils, vacuum sealed in a plastic covering. They are very inexpensive and easy to fix. On top of that, lentils are delicious. This combination makes it the perfect meal when you want something fast.
Yesterday Melinda, Chloe and I went shopping at Trader Joe’s, one of our favorite grocery stores in Seattle. The prices are excellent and the diversity of products offered makes shopping there a unique experience. We sometimes find things that look almost identical to products we found in France (in fact, we think there must be some kind of overlap between Trader Joe’s and Picard).
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I found lentils packaged just like we’d find them in France! I grabbed a couple of packages and some chicken sausage. Guess what we had for dinner tonight?
Today’s photo is a close-up of the back of the lentil package. Here’s part of what it says, “These small lentils are produced for us in France…”