… well, a few hours, anyway. I know you’re eagerly anticipating action shots, but I didn’t take any because there was nothing to see! What we did see, however, was HUGE piles of snow.
Winter in VT, eh?
Let’s back up to the food! Peter and I arrived on Thursday evening and warmed up some leftover lasagna for dinner:
M.I.A. were the veggies, who “decided” to stay in the refrigerator in CT, forlorn and forgotten *cough Peter cough*.
Bon Bon livin’ it up on the enormous dog bed:
I was up bright and early the next morning, ready for a day on the slopes. Breakfast was a simple version of the usual:
When Peter finally emerged and we hit the slopes, we discovered that THREE-QUARTERS+ of the mountain was closed! What?? On our favorite lift, all the chairs were sitting in a heap on the bottom. I wish I had taken a picture to show you. Needless to say, we were skiied out after a couple of hours on the six open trails.
Lunch was at Java Baba’s in the nearby town. They have great veggie sandwiches, much to Peter’s chagrin:
Tons of veggies, hummus, NO onions, on a whole grain wrap. Yum. 🙂
Afterward, we stopped at our favorite VT bakery for a treat or two:
Sweet Surrender has a large selection of sticky buns, brownies, raspberry bars, etc., but my favorite is the cardamom cake:
Some for now, and some for later!
For dinner, we went to a restaurant that Peter and his family have been to many times over the years: DJs. I don’t really want to show the pictures I took there because they are so dark, but … I love you guys too much to pass it up, so let’s scroll through them quickly, shall we?
Salad from their awesome salad bar:
Salmon and baked potato:
Yikes! Scrub those images from your mind, I beg of you! Let’s look at some cute doggle pictures instead:
The skiing this morning was MUCH better – except you couldn’t see anything though the blowing snow! For any of you skiiers out there: have you ever skiied when it was snowy or foggy, so that you couldn’t see more than a few feet ahead of you? What did you do? Skiing in that kind of weather makes me feel a little nauseous :S
We left for home a little early, whereupon I promptly fell asleep while Peter entertained himself for over an hour. Poor guy.
I was planning to cook up a new recipe tonight for dinner, but after my samplings of nut butter this afternoon (of which I’ll blog about tomorrow – STAY TUNED), I didn’t feel up to cooking. We heated up leftovers from the freezer. I went for the “mysterious stew” in the back-left corner that turned out to be baked beans:
Doesn’t that plastic container-shaped block of frozen baked beans look attractive? Look, I think you can even see the indentation of the container bottom on the beans:
Batch-cooking ain’t sexy, but it’s sure convenient. I’ll blog about my famous baked beans another time.
I had also frozen dough for rosemary flatbread a while back, and figured now was the best time to use it up. You can find the recipe for it here. It sure freezes well!
All together, with salad:
I had a glass of Rosemount Shiraz with dinner:
For an inexpensive red wine, this shiraz isn’t too dry or tannin. I never really liked that dry feeling on the tongue, where you feel like your tongue is shriveling in on itself. This shiraz is smooth and slightly fruity. Quite good. 🙂
I hope you all had a nice Friday and Saturday! This girl is off to watch some LOTR with the husb.
Q: What is your favorite weekend getaway?