When we were in NOLA recently, I had "crispy goat" at my favorite restaurant. I'd had the crispy goat on a salad before, but this was served with curried lentils and a salad of cukes/'maters/mint. It was fantastic. Possibly one of the top meals I've ever had.
Tonight, I'm attempting to recreate curried lentils. I sauteed a finely chopped carrot and half a sweet onion. Then added the curry powder a friend brought me from Germany last summer. Then added lentils and a little rice and a quart of veggie broth. Oh, and several grinds of a spice blend I bought in NOLA called Pirate's Bite . . . a very very hot blend of peppers.
I love the smell of curry. I'm pretty sure I could make a perfume of it and wear it happily. I might spend too much time licking my own wrists . . . but I'd smell good.
And, I know the old woman is laughing at me. I seem to recall being served lentils at her table and comparing them to the waste of small rodents. I'm pretty sure she's loving this form of revenge.