2 c dry lentils
2 slices bacon or leftover ham
1 small onion, diced finely
1/2 c. celery diced finely
3T parsley
1 clove garlic minced 
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t oregano
1lb can tomatoes chopped with liquid
2T red wine vinegar

rinse lentils and drain. Place in soup kettle add 8 c water and 
remaining ingredients except tomatoes and vinegar.  
Cover and simmer 1.5 hours add tomatoes and vinegar.  
Simmer covered 30 min. Season to taste.  8-10 servings