How to Meal Prep For Your Ski Weekend
Preparing for a ski weekend is hard work, especially with young kids in tow. From packing up all of the bulky snow gear and renting a cabin to scoping out the mountain conditions and purchasing lift passes, there's a lot to think about. And that's before anyone even mentions food and meals for the weekend. Take some of the load off your own shoulders this season and follow these ideas for meal prep so that you can enjoy the ski weekend just as much as everyone else.
Bring Your Own Slow Cooker
There's really not much that your slow cooker can't do. It can create warm, hearty meals with little preparation, it can feed a crowd and unlike your oven, it can be transported anywhere. Essentially, there's no question that you should bring your own slow cooker to your next ski weekend. When you're busy bundling up, flying down black diamonds and enjoying apres drinks in the lodge, there's little time to prepare a big dinner for all of your fellow hungry skiers. However, if you've got your slow cooker hooked up all you have to do is prep a few simple ingredients, combine them in your slow cooker and set the temperature and time to the proper settings. Hit the mountain and when you come back at the end of the day, a hot, tasty dinner will be ready for everyone to enjoy.
Let Someone Else Do the Work
If you're sharing a ski condo with friends or family, you'll hopefully only have to worry about half of the meals for the weekend. But after a long day of hitting the slopes, the last thing you want to think about is putting a meal together. If you bring your slow cooker to the mountain with you, you're in luck. With Crock-Pot® Cuisine Ready-To-Slow Cook Meals, you won't have to measure, chop or mix a single thing! Crock-Pot® Cuisine Meal Kits are handcrafted with care, packed with flavor, made from select ingredients and delivered right to your doorstep.
Try Something New
For your next ski trip, try the New Orleans-inspired Crock-Pot® Cuisine Creole-Style Andouille Sausage and Chicken, made fresh with rich and piquant jambalaya sauce. The Creole-style sauce produces a delightful savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the sausage, rice, tomatoes and tender white meat chicken. Order the meal kit right to your ski condo so that all you have to do when it arrives is open the pouch, add it to your slow cooker and set your meal to cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
As a bonus, follow these three Chef's tips for an even better culinary experience. Instead of cold water, use chicken stock when you begin cooking. Thirty minutes before serving, add 1 cup of frozen shrimp to the slow cooker. And to top it all off, add a dash of hot sauce to the dish. The entire crew will be more than satisfied with this hearty and flavorful meal. Each meal kit is meant to feed four adults, so plan accordingly.