i tore this recipe out of a rachael ray magazine (october 2011 issue), and here's a link to the same recipe. i actually followed the recipe pretty closely this time, but you know i have to something different.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb sweet italian sausage
1 onion, quartered so it's easier to pick out since we like its flavor but not eating it
3 carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
8 oz lentils, rinsed
4 c chicken broth
2 bunches kale, coarsely chopped
in large pot, brown meat and drain.