Lentils are my single favorite pulse. They are the only of the dried legumes that can be cooked immediately without soaking, and, so many times, that has accommodated my busy schedule. This recipe is one of my favorites for a quick meal that could impress a date!
It was 1:00 AM Eastern time, and at this point I has been up for 22 hours. I was standing in outside of the Salt Lake City International Airport waiting for my cousin to pick me up, in what was turning out to be the first larger snow storm of the year. It was freezing, and like most holiday seasons, it was a busy travel season, and the pickup line at the airport was packed. Standing there, allowed me to have a small moment of introspection, and the normal internal realization: the, "wait I'm actually here," moment that we all get during travel. I had two days before my flight home from this Thanksgiving weekend visit. Here's what I saw in a 48 hour holiday visit to Salt Lake City.
It was 3 AM on a Saturday, and I was awake and dressed. Naturally, I was making coffee in an attempt to force myself out the sleepy delirium of such a time to be up on a weekend. I was trying hard to stay psyched about the lone six hour drive that lay ahead of me. It was only yesterday that I had decided to drive down approximately 500 miles to Red River Gorge, Kentucky. I really had no idea what lay ahead of me, as I only did a casual glance of research into the area beforehand. The few pictures of the limestone cliffs and the allure of fall scenery was all it took for me to plan a short day visit. All I had planned was driving down there early Saturday morning, and leaving mid-Sunday morning. Here's what I found to do and not to do in my quick 24 hours visit to Red River Gorge.