Good morrow to ya.
Sooo, I’m traveling to Portland, Maine today via Amtrak because Matt’s friend Jeff invited us skiing!!!! Jeff grew up in Portland, so we’re going to be spending tonight at his house and then skiing at Shawnee Peak on Sunday. Tomorrow will only be my fourth ski trip ever, so wish me luck! Growing up in the south, I didn’t ski for the first time until college, so I still get nervous when I get to the top.
I obviously stayed in last night, and had the luxury of relaxing with a glass of wine while Matt cooked! I provided consultation from the couch:)
I found a unique recipe for carrot mac + cheese in our new Food & Wine Cookbook, and decided to give it a try since we loove mac + cheese (who doesn’t?). Unfortunately, this recipe was complicated and I think we did something wrong:( It involved simmering carrots for a really long time and then adding lots of cheese to make a sauce.
Matt brought home this totally awesome barley wine made by Red Hook. I’m not too knowledgeable about barley wine’s, but I’d say it tasted thick and sweet with low bitters?
Matt went out with friends, so the rest of my night was spent preparing for the trip by doing important things such as packing lunches and digging my skis out from the back of the closet.
I hear this is a big ski weekend. Is anyone else hittin the slopes?