I always look forward to the first winter outing of the year, meeting Mother Nature on her terms. Over the holidays things were teeter-tottering between not enough snow and frostbite temperatures thanks to the wind chill factor. Things lined up this weekend for a snowshoe outing in Rocky Mountain National Park and I could not wait.
One of those ‘so glad I’m not up there’ views
There is also no truer hunger than one resulting from a glorious trek through the snowy mountains. Having anticipated this, I prepared a lunch of Buffalo and Black Bean Chili (with a swift kick of heat to match the chili’s temperature and combat the bone-deep chill from the outing), homemade cornbread spears and the BEST (seriously) Oatmeal Cookies laced with dense nutrition and flavor.
No pink should remain when the browning process is complete
I did all my chopping in the food processor