140.6…Two Hours Later
Greetings from Big Bear! Yesterday we drove up with some family, friends and their kids to enjoy the last of winter!
Thursday night I met my husband at Miguel’s for his company’s Happy Hour. I enjoyed some wine, lots of chips and salsa, as well as various fried foods.
Yesterday morning’s breakfast was Trader Joe’s vanilla Greek yogurt, Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola, raspberries and strawberries.
I dropped the kids off at school and came home to pack for Big Bear. We picked the kids up early from school and hit the road for the mountains. Along the way we stopped at Red Robin for lunch.
Cheeseburger and fries. I went big.
We finally arrived in Big Bear, met up with our friends/family and went to the ski place to get everyone’s skis, etc. Well, everyone’s except mine. I don’t ski. Never will. Does not appeal to me.
What appeals to me is cooking. We went to the grocery store and got everything we needed for the weekend. We all rented a house so we decided it would be better with 6 adults and 6 kids to cook dinner. I was in charge of the cooking. I decided to make it easy and make spaghetti, homemade marinara sauce, garlic bread and Caesar salad.
I had a huge pot of water to boil for the pasta. I turned the burner on at 7PM and waited for it to boil. And waited. And waited. It would hint at boiling but never actually did. By 9PM, I had had it and put the pasta in. I didn’t realize the altitude would make such a difference! It all worked out though, everything turned out fine.
This morning I enjoyed a cup of coffee with an onion bagel and cream cheese.
Everyone is out skiing and I’m chilling in the house.
Fortunately tonight I’m not making anything that requires boiling water!
Do you live at a higher altitude? Or have you ever had to cook at a higher altitude?