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Weekend Ski Trip Adventures

Good morning!

I had such a great weekend – as I mentioned, Matt and I headed up to Pennsylvania to go skiing with our friends John, Erin, Jack, and Megan. It was a blast – a great mix of relaxing and outdoorsy adventure, and it was great to have some quality friend time, too.

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Helmets are so fashionable.

As I mentioned, John’s family owns a condo in Seven Springs, a skiing community in PA. It’s about 3.5 hours from DC and we all arrived around 11:30 on Friday night and chatted late into the evening.

On Saturday morning, before hitting the slopes, we had a feast! Erin offered to be in charge of breakfast and she brought ingredients to make this awesome egg roulade.

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The recipe is from a magazine so I can’t share it, unfortunately! Apparently you can buy this magazine at Whole Foods – Erin said all the recipes are really delicious and have great instructions, too. I might have to pick up a copy!

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Egg Roulade is definitely something I’m going to recreate – super easy and it looks so fancy! It’s basically a very thin baked omelette, and the key is to put the mixture on parchment paper so it doesn’t stick and you can roll it up after. The one we made was just a mixture of eggs, egg whites, a little spoonful of flour, and some wilted spinach (in the microwave), plus a little cheese and fresh chopped garlic.

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While the girls cooked, Matt and Jack entertained us with their guitar skills. It was like one big free concert the whole weekend!

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And John and Erin’s adorable new puppy, Lincoln, gave us his best “give me food” faces.

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Pleeeeeaseeeee?? Just one bite.

The eggs were baked for about 10 minutes and then they were ready for rolling!

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Et voila!

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To go with the eggs, we also made some bacon and toasted some English muffins.

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Perfect pre-skiing fuel!

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We spent the rest of the day on the slopes!

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The conditions were a little icy/slushy, but overall it was a good skiing day. I’m not exactly a great/experienced skier (remember my Skiing in the German Mountains: The Odyssey post from two years ago? Hilarious, if you missed it), but I’m happy to say I made it up to the blue slopes pretty quickly. Yay!

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There was a really cool lake at the top of the mountain – so pretty!

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We took about an hour long break for lunch but otherwise skied from about 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We were pretty wiped by the time we took our last runs! Clearly, it was time for the Foggy Goggle, which is the indoor/outdoor ski bar at Seven Springs. I love the name. :)

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They had a DJ playing and there were cool views of the slopes, too. Especially once the sun started to set!

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Beautiful, huh?

After a couple beers, we headed back to the condo! Megan was in charge of the main course of dinner and I was in charge of salad, plus some fun wine.

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Megan whipped up a delish chicken and artichoke dish in a white wine sauce that was served atop whole wheat pasta – Matt and I want to recreate this at home so I’ll share the recipe with our variations then. Stay tuned!

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As for my salad, it was a big bowl of mixed greens, avocado, feta cheese, and string beans. Simple and tasty! Topped with balsamic vinaigrette.

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The table, almost ready to go:

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My plates:

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Matt and I also brought a bunch of fun wine for everyone to taste with dinner. One of our wedding gifts from my aunt and uncle was membership to a cool wine club – they mail you two bottles every month with tasting notes, so we thought it would be fun to bring the wine for everyone to enjoy. We had the white wine (on the right) with salad, and the red wine with our main course! Both were big hits.

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The rest of the evening was filled with more wine, chatting, guitar playing, and a little Cranium. :) Thanks for an awesome weekend, guys!

I got in a 5.5 mile run this morning and now I’m working on a few freelance jobs, plus finalizing everything to get my nutrition counseling business up and running! I’ve decided tomorrow is the big launch, so stay tuned – I’ll post in the morning with all the details and a link to my new business website! :) Exciting!

Have a great day, everyone!

Comments

  1. 1

    Ah! Seven Springs is so close to my hometown :) We used to go there every Easter for their buffet, and every summer we’d visit a family friend’s cabin up in the woods about 10 minutes away from Seven Springs.

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    Can’t wait for the recipe of the chicken and artichoke dish. It looks and sounds fantastic!
    Have a nice day!

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    The egg dish looks delish! I can’t ski to save my life, but Seven Springs is beautiful. :)

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    Erin Poetter says:

    Anne- love the post & the fact that Lincoln made his big internet debut! How can you say no to that face?! Love the addition of green beans to the salad…it adds such a nice crunch. I am still in lala land after that fabulous spa massage + dry sauna. Now that is living! What a fabulous weekend getaway.

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    What a great time! I have always wanted to learn how to ski. I have always snowboarded but maybe next winter my husband will teach me how to ski. :)

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    Your roulade is so picture perfect!

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    It is so crazy you spent your weekend skiing and it is 86 degrees in Florida!

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    Looks like you had a great weekend! All the food looked awesome, I might have to re-create both of those! Also, loved your comment on the conditions “a little slushy and icy”… welcome to skiing in Pennsylvania :) Congrats/good luck on the big launch! Can’t wait! :)

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    Looks like fun, Anne. Ooh, that egg and spinach roll + bacon looks divine.

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    Healthy Eater says:

    Looks like an awesome weekend! Look forward to the launch of your website… Big stuff!

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    The beautiful skiing pics, the yummy food, the big launch tomorrow – love everything about this post!

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    I’m not a fan of skiing, but you make it look fun!

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    That egg roulade looks amazing! I have never had anything like that before, but I just added it to my “attempt to cook” list!! Yum! Looks like you had a great weekend :)

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    That breakfast looks AHmazing! So does the pasta dish!

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    Sounds like a great time! I would love to try ski some day!

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    Looking forward to your version of the chicken and artichoke dish, I want to try it!!

  17. 23

    Great ideas! It’s always difficult to maintain healthy and sensible and budget friendly eating on ski trips !! Thanks for the ideas :)

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