BI made a big batch of this for my Papa, as at 92 he can go off his food. A simple soup is always a good standbye for fussy eaters, young and old. Again a easy slow cooker recipe that you can batch cook and freezes well. No fuss cooking.
Cup of red lentils
Cup of barley
Bag of frozen casserole vegetables
3 cups of chicken stock (I had homemade to hand but stock cube is fine)
2 pints of ham stock (I used cubes)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours. Mash vegetables with potato masher, adjust seasoning and cook on low for an hour. Done.
You can add bacon or cooked ham for a meaty soup.
I put mine on first thing in the morning and was ready for lunch time.