Dinner After A Day On The Slopes
After a long, fun day on the slopes there is nothing better than getting back to your house and cuddling up in front of the fireplace. But of course you have to eat too, so cook up some quick but comforting meals that will have you ready to ski the next day!
Ski house food tips
One of the best tools for cooking at a ski house is a slow cooker!
No one wants to come home after a long day of skiing or snowboarding to worry about what is for dinner. So a slow cooker pretty much takes the worry and the work out of cooking.
Just about anything can be made in a slow cooker, but for cold days on the mountains, comfort food is what you want. So prepare hearty soups, stews, chili, casseroles, and roasts.
If you have a large group of people to cook for you may want to have two slow cookers to prepare a couple of different items. The benefit of a slow cooker is that you can pretty much put all the ingredients for your meal in it in the morning (or even the night before) and your dinner will be perfectly cooked by the time you get home.
To accompany your simple slow cooker meal prepare a side or two like a fresh green salad, garlic bread, or roasted seasonal vegetables. As for beverages, warm up while cooking with some hot cocoa or hot toddies-both can be made with or without alcohol. Red wine or winter beers also go perfectly with comfort food. As for dessert, even that can be prepared in the slow cooker. Crisps, cobblers, and even cakes can be made in advance in a slow cooker. Some favorites for après ski are chocolate or caramel fondue, bread pudding, and rice pudding which all are delicious ways to end your day on the slopes.
All day slow cooker chili
Makes 10 servings
Three cheese mac & cheese
Makes 6 servings
Slow cooker apple cobbler
Makes 6 servings
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