Weekend on the Slopes


… 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:

Maddie doesn't want to give Peter his snow pants.

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!

In the skillet.

Fresh rosemary:

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?


  1. I would love to go on a ski weekend! I have never been skiing!I still like your dinner photos, even if they are dark. Sometimes you just can’t do anything about it, but its still fun to see the food.
    Fvaorite weekend getaway? Right now I like a nice staycation, hanging out at home and trying out Boston restaurants and activities!

    1. Thanks, Meghan! I’ll figure out how to use the camera, someday. I don’t blame you for staying at home on the weekends – you’ve got all of Boston around you! 🙂

  2. Oh – I am living vicariously through you now girl! Seems like too much fun…and that bakery – love it 🙂
    I’ve never really done a weekend getaway – sad and/or pathetic? – but a skiing vacay sounds fun for sure…for me getting to a movie is a “getaway” 😉

    1. Not pathetic at all! I love getting out to a movie every now and then – come to think of it, haven’t done that in a while :O

  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend!! I love the wrap you had for lunch. Veggies and hummus make the best sandwiches.
    And that cardamom cake is so intriguing to me, I’ve never had anything like it but it looks so delicious!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  4. that looks like such a blast!! oh man! those oats look great-PERFECT for cold weather!

    1. Haha, I love ’em all year round! 🙂

  5. Looks like a lot of fun! I can’t believe all the snow, we don’t see that all that often 🙂 awwwh Maddie’s so cute! My fav weekend getaway was a bed and breakfast we went to in Cedar City and then we went snowshoeing in Cedar Breaks. Even though there was a massive blizzard it was still fun!

    1. That does sound like fun!

  6. Looks like a great trip!

    That rosemary flatbread looks delish. I have never made flatbread before, I just may have to give this a shot!

    Can’t wait to hear about the nut butter sampling!!

    1. Good luck if you decide to make the flatbread!

  7. Wherever I go, I certainly enjoy checking out the local bakery 🙂 I’ve never gone skiing, but I did go to Whistler for a few days once and mostly strolled around the village and drank hot beverages 🙂 That flatbread looks fantastic, I looove rosemary!

    1. Whistler sounds like fun!

  8. What a wonderful weekend — and great exercise! 🙂

    I love Vegas for the weekend — a little more lazy and hap-hazardous, but it’s always a blast!

    1. I’ve been to Vegas once – it WAS fun 😉

  9. Gosh…so much snow! Your eats for the weekend look great. I love veggie wraps and that one looked delish!

    Since California isn’t a far drive from Vegas, I love to go to the beach. It’s the perfect quick get away! Wish it was warmer cause that sounds so nice right about now.

    1. It does! I wish we had a beach near us. Well, we do, sort of, but it’s not nice … :S

  10. Those piles of snow are crazy!! I’ve never seen anything like it in real life!!

    The rosemary flatbread looks wonderful!! 🙂

    1. Me neither, not since I left upstate NY! :O

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