For supper I made an Indian Lentil Pilaf that was out of this world. This was my first time in making a dish that called for garam masala. I haven't been able to find the spice where I live, but it just so happens that a friend of mine lives next door to an Indian family. This lady was so sweet in that she gave Amanda (my friend) a packet of it for me to try. She even told her that if I liked it, she would pick some up at the Indian market for me. I thought that was super sweet of her, especially since she doesn't know me. I've had this recipe sitting around for some time now. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to make it since I finally got some garam masala. The recipe can be found here. I didn't do anything different to this recipe, and I don't think I would change a thing.
Tony has been wanting some old fashioned beef stew, so he gathered up all the ingredients and put them into the slow cooker and let it cook all afternoon. To go with our meals I made some whole wheat beer bread. The best way for me to describe this bread is that it tasted a little like whole wheat sour dough bread. I thought it was very good! Tony on the other hand chickened out and wouldn't eat any. :o) The bread recipe can be found here. I've been wanting to make all the recipes on this post for the last couple of months. FINALLY, I was able to make them.