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Once again it is silly season (snowboard and skiing season) so I have to brag about my oldest son Brenden who placed first in his Boarder Cross Race yesterday. Although he is at least 20 lbs lighter than his competition, his fitness level and speed helped to put him across the finish line first. For those of you who have never seen a boarder cross race, it looks like roller derby on snow (much less violent).
Our days up at the hill have turned into "what did that family bring for lunch." We alway have people coming up to our table seeing what we brought. Yesterday I had a stranger actually approach us to see what was on the menu and could he try some food:
cold roast beef thinly sliced (home made and slow cooked with onions 1 day before)
cold roasted chicken thinly sliced (roasted on beer chicken cookers 2 days before)
a large vegetable platter (carrots, pea pods, broccolli, peppers, steamed asparagus)
fruit platter - pineapple, apple, kiwi, grapes, bananas
rye and manna bread
nuts and dark 77% dark chocolate
This all fits into 2 backpacks in tupperware along with some red wine and we are able to feed around 8-10 people (mostly hungry teenage boys). The boys who get ichiban soups and white bread and peanut butter sandwiches are the ones who seem to need our food the most. We even had a teenage girl eat with us last week who told her mom, she would like to eat more like us. I think the kids end up with more energy in the afternoon and don't crater when they eat like this (most of them are really thin to start).