1-pot soup made with dry green lentils and tomatoes in a sweet spiced tomato broth. Perfect for meal prep and cozy winter dinners.
“Are we there yet?” I asked, after we stepped across the border into West Virginia on a snowy incline.
Last week, we hiked Raven Rocks in the snow!
The adventure came into being when I stated to M that I *needed*, not wanted, to get out.
It’s been nonstop winter precipitation here in Virginia, so when the forecast showed a clear, 45+ degree day, I cleared my schedule and packed my hiking bags.
So, Raven Rocks.
The path primarily follows the Appalachian Trail, with the peak overlook just past where Virginia and West Virginia converge on the Blue Ridge Mountain.
Seconds after I asked the obvious question the overlook appeared to our right, breathtaking and beautiful.
The sun came out and we ate protein bars and took silly selfies out over the expansive valley of fir trees.
We hadn’t intended on a snow hike setting out, but I guess the white stuff takes a lot longer to melt at higher elevation.
Luckily, it was a sunny day so the snow and ice softened into an occasionally slide-y slush that accompanied us to the top.
Still, it was chilly on the descent with the setting sun and I found myself dreaming of warm foods to create at home.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but is there anything cozier than a big pot of soup?
This Lentil Tomato Soup is made with dry green lentils and tomatoes in a sweet spiced tomato broth.
It’s the perfect cozy companion for chilly weather!