Both kids agreed that this soup didn't look like it would taste good. Both had 2 servings and were oohing and aahing over it. I'll share it with you, although it's certainly not rocket science. You all probably have the ingredients on hand.
1 onion chopped
4 carrots chopped
1 T crushed garlic
4 T butter
1 t. cumin
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. cayenne pepper (or red pepper, or your spicy spice of choice - or not)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth (I use chicken base mixed with water)
2-3 cups cooked lentils
Fry up the onions, carrots, and garlic in butter. Add spices, stir to avoid burning. Add tomatoes and broth and lentils. Let simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
I served it as a thick soup this time. Add less liquid, and it can be eaten with injera or flour tortillas.