When I was living in NYC, three-day winter weekends meant ski weekends in Vermont. There was no better feeling than leaving work early on a Friday so I could pack my car with luggage and essential provisions for a long-weekend in the mountains. Note that these provisions always involved several bottles of wine (finding good, cheap wine in VT isn’t particularly fun) and ingredients for easy yet filling cold-weather dishes. Normally when I travel, visiting new restaurants is part of the fun, but when I ski I’m usually too tired to manage a long dinner out. Instead, I like to cook a giant dinner at home while wearing an enormous sweater and sipping through the weekend’s wine stash. Having everyone in the house help out keeps the whole process simple and relaxed, which is exactly what you want after spending a day swirling through sub-zero temperatures and snow. Yes, Vermont gets that cold!
Here are two of my favorite recipes to make while on a ski trip. Both are easy and can be made in the most basic AirBnb kitchen. I recommend packing ingredients like spices that you’re not likely to have in the vacation kitchen. Little button bags from new clothes work great.Read More