Ahh Sweet Relief

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Well, it’s a Jew-mas miracle (I would say Christmas, but I don’t celebrate) – Rachel is finally done with all first semester work!  And currently sitting in a cozy ski condo in Vail, CO going into full-on vacation mode.

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[[latte & green juice for the road. I love that Colorado starbucks have green juice!]]

It’s been a rough, hard semester to say the least, and I’m not entirely sure I’ll actually end up writing more about it on the blog.  At this point I don’t want to dwell on it, and just more forward for my life.

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[[the sister and I, pre-ski this morning.  7 new inches of snow!]]

As for now, I plan to ski my tired legs hate me and my winter-girl side is happy as can be, unplug and enjoy the Colorado scenery, and spend some time with the fam.  Oh, and eat some tasty food, too 😀 (didn’t think I could leave that one out, didja!)

Foodie highlights thus far:

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Nutty Irishman almond milk latte from Loaded Joe’s in Vail Village.

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Veggie burrito from the lodge on the mountain – not the best, but made amazing by chipotle Cholula.  Can you tell I love this stuff?

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Mmm warm bread.  Every restaurant in Vail we’ve been to so far has served warm bread before the meal.  I’m such a sucker for it!

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A simple quinoa-stuffed roasted squash entrée – not as good as I would expect from a restaurant as it reminded me of something I would make on my own. But still tasty.

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The salads have been delicious! Surprisingly fresh-tasting produce for December, but I guess that’s to be expected when you’re close to the west coast.

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Grilled trout from Russell’s steak house.  Tasty fish, too-salty rice, perfectly cooked broccoli.

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and these potatoes. So good, not too rich at all! (they weren’t actually mine, I just stole some of the sister’s)

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and the best so far… homemade lentil stew!  (recycled picture from last year) This is the third year in a row we’ve made this on our ski vacation, and it’s easily one of my favorite recipes of all time.

What’s the best thing you’ve done this vacation? Skiing for me!

Favorite winter recipe?


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4 thoughts on “Ahh Sweet Relief

    1. Rachel Post author

      I do hope next semester will be easier, but it may be busier. I think I’ve learned a lot about myself this semester, though, and will be able to handle the stress better.
      And you really should make that lentil stew recipe – it’s beyond amazing!


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