We had a great weekend! We are rocking this polar vortex/snowstorm season by spending as much time as possible on the slopes. Hayden is the best skier in the family….he can swish his way down any double black diamond slope with ease. I come next with a shaky single black diamond skill but most comfortable on the advanced blue slopes. Evan is (to no ones surprise) a speed demon! He takes the tow rope up to the middle of the hill, ski’s over to the chair lift which takes him to the top and then simply points his skis downhill and goes, in a tuck position and everything. Morgan is more cautious but has just as much fun and my hubby rounds out the bunch. He has not skied in 30 years and I must say he is making great strides at proficiency. It has been quite entertaining to watch and thankfully he has a great sense of humor.
Evan looking confident and much too cool to turn towards the camera. I may have been embarrassing him by calling out his name, repeatedly, in order to get him to look at me and smile at the camera. C’est la vie…that’s life with me as your mom.
Morgan and my hubby on the bunny slope. In the background you can see the other skiers and snow tubers riding the magic carpet. This is a wonderful invention that runs much like an escalator. You stand on it and it gently brings you up to the top of the bunny slope where an attendant is there to help the newbies step/ski off. Go to the right and ski down to the bottom, go to the left and use your inner tube to launch yourself down the tubing slope.
Everyone was happily exhausted by the end of the day and the kids were starving so we packed it up and headed out.
I whipped up a platter of nachos when we arrived home. The chili was leftover from supper the night before and thus assembly of the nachos was quick and easy.
Start with a single layer of chips. I try to keep them in a circular shape as that is the shape of the platter they will be transferred onto later. On top of the base layer of chips spread a layer of cheese.
Hot and delicious…this feeds our family of 5 with no leftovers. It is quite filling with all the layers of chili and cheese. You can change this up and make larger platters for a bigger group…swap out toppings for the things your family likes best.
I hope everyone has a chance to get outdoors and enjoy what mother nature has to offer in your neck of the woods.