Family Reunion/Trip Menu {4 Days}

This is the menu we used for our recent family reunion/ski trip to Colorado:

Breakfasts

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage

Everyone was responsible for making their own breakfasts in the morning.  Kids mainly ate cereal and the adults cooked their own breakfasts.

Lunches

  • Sandwich makings (Bread, Sliced Meats, Peanut Butter & Jelly, etc.)
  • Chips

Since the majority of us were skiing during the day, we made “sack lunches” to bring with us to the ski area.  This was much more economical than purchasing the very expensive food offered at the ski lodge.

Dinners

First Night:

Taco Salad, Re-fried Beans, Chips & Guacamole

Second Night:

Pulled Pork (cooked in 2 large crock pots throughout the day) BBQ Sandwiches and Homemade Onion Rings

Third Night:

Baked Potato Bar with Steamed Veggies

Last Night:

Hamburgers & Hot Dogs (cooked on outside grill or roasted over outdoor fireplace) and Potato Salad

Tips

I recommend purchasing sturdy paper plates to cut down on the amount of dishes needed to be washed while you are with your family.  I don’t remember the brand of plates I purchased, but they were not the cheap white paper plates, they were reinforced and worked well.  I bought a large package of the plates and they lasted all 4 days.  I also purchased some disposable plastic cups {“red solo cup”…lol.}  My wonderful Sister let us use her handy dandy permanent marker {Thank You, C!} to write our names on the cups so we could keep up with whose cup belonged to who.

Ski Tip

Have you ever heard of altitude sickness?  Altitude sickness is an illness caused by ascent to a high altitude and shortage of oxygen, characterized by hyperventilation, nausea, and exhaustion (Merriam Webster).  I suffered from altitude sickness on our first day of skiing.  If you don’t want to lose your lunch, like I did, make sure you drink LOTS of WATER while skiing.  Yes, it’s kind of a pain to have to stop and use the bathroom a bunch, {especially if you are wearing a ski bib ;)} but it’s way better than vomiting.   The next time we went skiing we bought some of those tiny water bottles to put in our jacket pockets.  This was very helpful and saved me from suffering from altitude sickness again.

Planning A Menu Brings Joy,

Comments

  1. I am sure this is a very enjoyable event. Nice menu anyways.
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  2. Family reunion is really one of the best events we have and sometimes we love inventing menus and trying them…This looks exciting!
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