So when I woke up this morning to this on the sideboard, I was not surprised.
John's Lentil Soup
In a good-sized soup pot mix:
1 bag dried lentils
8 cups liquid (he used half water and half stock -- turkey, but any flavorful stock will do)
Bay leaf or leaves, if they're puny
Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Then add:
1 kielbasa, cut into mini bite-sized pieces
1 chopped onion
2 chopped shallots (just because we had them)
Chopped green cabbage, which had been sauteed in a little oil to soften and sweeten
Garlic salt and black pepper to taste
Simmer for an additional thirty minutes, or as long as it takes for the vegetables and lentils to soften the way you want them. So delicious.