Post # 1
OK, I know this is a really random post, but I figured that lots of people here have romance on the brain, and can be very resourceful!
My Fiance and I decided last minute to go on a ski-retreat this weekend (he’s calling it our ‘engagement-moon”), however we’re only staying one evening. We’re driving up first thing Saturday, spending the day snowboarding, checking into a fancy hotel, having a romantic evening together and then sleeping in Sunday (perhaps some snowshoeing sunday if we’re feeling energetic!).
Now, the hotel/lift passes are expensive, so I suggested that we just stay in for the evening instead of going out to eat. We’ll have a kitchen with stove/oven/microwave/fridge/etc. However, the only problem is we’re not checking in until late in the afternoon, so anything I pack from home should be OK out of the fridge (it will be cold outside, but no way are we leaving raw meat in the trunk all day or anything!)
Technically we could go last minute grocery shopping in the afternoon, but that would be a hassle. Any suggestions? So far all i’ve really got is dry pasta and canned pasta sauce lol!
Post # 3
What if you guys took a cooler with lots of ice? When we go camping we do that and the food stays cold if it’s only for a day
Post # 4
Ooooh, I have a great recipe that I’m making tonight and I just realized that the stuff is all off the shelf.
Easy Pasta Puttanesca
You need: canned diced tomatoes, garlic, angel hair pasta, capers, olives, an onion, and some olive oil.
Get the pasta going. Saute onions, chop up olives, throw them in. Chop up garlic, throw it in. Throw some capers in. Dump the tomatoes in (I used two cans but we end up with leftovers) Let it bubble for a few mins and throw in the pasta.
It’s so simple and delicious.
Post # 5
Spaghetti and french bread sounds wonderful to me! You can bring a couple candles to put on the table and stuff, too.
Post # 6
You could do a stir fry with rice and veg. Are there any grocery stores or anything near your hotel where you could pick up some meat? Even one that’s like an hour out I would think you would be okay since it’s gonna be cold and all. What if you got it on your way up and then just throw it back in the fridge/freezer when you get there?
Post # 7
If you were to freeze the meat even the night before, then brought it in a cooler, packed with ice, it should be okay until you check in? Especially if you’re parking outside in a colder environment. I should know, I live in Calgary where it gets to -40 celcius haha.
Also, what about bringing some fruit, then cutting it up later on and melting chocolate on the stove for dessert (fondue type thing.)
Post # 8
This is all super helpful guys!!
The car ride itself isn’t too long (1.5 hours maybe?) but i’m worried that the hotel wont let us check in at like 9am when we get there, so we’ll probably just go skiing first and check in after, so we wont have access to a fridge until like 4pm. I think there is a grocery store in the village there that we could just grab some chicken to have with the pasta if need be.
The cooler/ice idea could definitely work though! its not like its going to be hot in the car, so the ice would melt slowly. I do have some super frozen chicken in my freezer at home hehe. Otherwise, that pasta recipe sounds great as well!
I definitely must remember wine + candles though! 🙂
Post # 9
MMMMMM fondu – I actually complicated making cheese fondu for dinner too lol! Unfortunately my Fiance cannot eat chocolate, so that is out for dessert 🙁 too bad!
We’re in vancouver, and going to Whistler – so it’ll be cool out (around 0?) but definitely not -40 hehe. I still think it would be OK if I had frozen meat and packed it with ice though 🙂
Maybe i’ll take that pasta recipe and add some chicken! 🙂
Post # 10
so jealous you’re going to Whistler!!! I’m originally from Vancouver (Richmond,) but moved to Calgary 10 years ago.
Post # 11
Ahh – well at least Banff is nearby! I’ve never been to Banff but i’m DYING to go since I love the mountains!
Sadly growing up I never went to Whistler once. But then I met my Fiance (who moved to Vancouver as a teenager) and we started going somewhat often. My profile pic was actually taken infront of a fire in Whistler in November! Too bad we can’t afford to go from December-March lol!