1 lb Lentils [washed]
Chicken, Beef, Bone, or Vegi Stock. About a quart
Butter, oil, or bacon fat
salt and pepper
seasoning, herbs de provence, braggs seasoning, ‘italian seasoning’, or whatever you prefer.
If you are missing garlic, ginger, or onions you can add them in powder or salt form, adjusting how much salt you add if you use garlic or onion salt.
ginger [minced, grated, diced, dried and powdered, or paste] (optional)
garlic [similarly, any form you prefer] (optional)
shallot or onion [diced or chopped]