I have approximately two cups of dry green french lentils that I purchased from a local organic grocery store. I can't say I've ever cooked these before (though I have made bean soups, etc.) and am interested in tasty ideas. I have a smoked ham hock and ham slices in the freezer that could pair well with the lentils. Any other thoughts? I assume that I simmer them for a while in either water or broth to cook?