My oma's butter dish matches nicely.
Lentils are suppose to bring you luck and money when eat on the first of January and who am I to mess with lady luck. It something to do with them being round like gold coins.
So fry some bacon and then remove when crisp.
Add chopped onions, celery and garlic to the bacon fat and cook for about 5 mins, then add in the lentils and stir to coat the them. Add one can of tomato paste and some chicken stock.
Add a tablespoon of brown sugar, bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a boil.
Turn down to a simmer and leave for a about an hour. Stir every once in a while and add more stock as needed. If like me this gives you enough time to bath, read a story, nurse and put a baby to bed. Then you have a lovely meal to enjoy sans baby.
I hope these babies bring luck and good fortune for 2010!