It was chilly up here in New Hampshire yesterday, so we started with a hearty breakfast!
My mom made a delicious breakfast with broccoli quiche, sour cream coffee cake and fresh cut cantaloupe. It was a great start to the day.
And, my plate!
After breakfast we headed out to cross country ski with my in-laws. I haven’t been cross country skiing in a really long time, so it took a little while to get the hang of it, but once I did it was fun!
We went to the rental place to pick up our stuff.
After what seemed like forever to get our gear, we headed out to the slopes!
We made it 2 laps around these cross country trails. It felt like a great total body workout! I am exhausted. Some pics of our day!
It was mostly flat or uphill, until we came to the hills – yikes!
We made it down and stopped by the river for some photo ops!
It was a gorgeous day! After we finished skiing, I snacked on my new favorite bar for some protein before lunch.
Once home, we had panini’s and homemade soup for lunch!
I enjoyed a grilled cheese with cheddar and some roasted root vegetable soup from Barefoot Contessa made by mom!
After lunch we took a scenic drive up to the Mount Washington Inn! The sky was a gorgeous blue and so clear that we had a perfect view of Mount Washington from the Inn.
We decided to sit in the gorgeous lobby overlooking the enormous fireplace and enjoy an afternoon cocktail!
I enjoyed a hot apple grog (cider and brandy) along with my mom and father-in-law, while Brant and his mom enjoyed an Irish Coffee.
With a cinnamon stick!
And, some snacks.
Once home from our lovely and relaxing afternoon, we started preparing for the dinner party!
A fun cheese platter! I have a major cheese weakness…I love the Apricot Stilton, yum!!
And, the whole appetizer spread.
Lots of yummy choices, but I stuck with the cheese and crackers. They went better with my cosmopolitan!
Dinner was chicken marsala, israeli couscous salad, spinach pie, and salad. Here is some of the spread.
My favorite was the couscous! YUM!
And, it is so simple! Just israeli couscous, toasted pinenuts, raisins and some herbs. Delicious. I made a plate up of green salad and the couscous with added mushrooms from the chicken marsala (minus the chicken)! Along with a glass of red wine. Perfect!