It may be just because I under-salted them (I'm consistently amazed by just how much salt really matters), but I thought these were kind of boring on their own. Absolutely fine, and a nice healthy side dish, but definitely nothing to write home about. They are, however, a great component in recipes. The night I made them I served them with savory wheat crackers (a TWD make-up recipe that I'll write up soon), a fish-free nicoise salad (one of this month's CCC recipes which I'll also write up soon), and a hard goat cheese. It was a satisfying meal, if not too exciting. The next day I used them in a curried egg and lentil sandwich (another one of this month's CCC recipes). The sandwich was a winner and a good reminder that, even if they're boring, it's nice to have cooked, relatively plain, lentils around the house.
For those keeping score, aka Paul and me, Charlotte is not a huge fan of lentils yet (or any beans except for green beans). She entertained herself for a good while slowly picking up and eating one lentil at a time, but definitely didn't consume a lot of these. We'll have to keep trying.