Skiing (or snowboarding, in my case) can be an expensive sport. Lift tickets cost a lot of money (between $50 and $80 at the places we go), and most of the time we have to stay in a hotel. This weekend PB and I are going skiing in New Hampshire with another couple and are staying in a nice ski in/ski out hotel. We opted for a room with a fridge and small kitchenette, so we will all be able to save a bit of money by eating breakfast and lunch in our room. We will also be able to save room for delicious dinners out. I am happy to know that we will have healthy breakfast and lunch options this weekend. Luckily, our friends are health conscious too and like many of the same foods as us.
Here we are on the same trip last year, when PB could barely stand up on his snowboard (This year is going to be a LOT more fun):
I am in charge of picking up the groceries, so I chose a few items we could easily make in the kitchenette.
Mini bagels with peanut butter and banana (or jam)
Mini bagels with cream cheese
Falafel Wraps (Gina is bringing the falafel)
Sides: carrots, unsalted pretzels
Here is our grocery list:
-mini whole wheat bagels
-one bunch bananas
-1 jar peanut butter
-1 jar jam
-1 pack whole wheat wraps
-1 pack fun wraps or pita
-1.5 lb organic deli turkey
-2 containers Sabra hummus
-1/2 lb provolone cheese
-family size bag baby carrots
-1 bag unsalted pretzels
-a few oranges
-case of water
-case of seltzer
I took the instant coffee, peanut butter, jam, cream cheese, tea, hot cocoa, pickles and oranges from our house. The rest of the groceries cost $63. That is $15.75/person for 4 meals, or $3.94/meal/person. Last weekend, at Windham in NY, PB and I spent about $20 each for lunch (ok, ok, HE spent $40 for us for one lunch). Bringing our own food is going to save us a lot of money, and we get to eat a healthier meal.
In other news, PB and I joined a gym last night! We will be driving all the way to Cherry Hill (30 minutes) once or twice a week to SWIM! We are signed up for a sprint triathlon in July with friends and need to get into swimming shape soon. I am SO excited! I am also so excited for this work day to be over so we can get in the car and head up to the mountains!!!