We made it! We’re on the shores of Gichigami, enjoying the 14 inches of snow that were dumped here this week. Kola Nut was thoroughly impressed by the deer grazing outside our front door.
And outside our back door? It’s Lac-Supérieur itself, greeting me home. How I missed you, Big-Sea-Water.
Now we sit and wait for others to arrive with kids and food stuffs. My young ones have already taken advantage of the pool area in the main lodge. There will be snowshoeing, snowboarding, skiing and more swimming. And eating.
We brought lasagna and french toast bakes and egg bakes and food, food, food. I made a bunch of dishes ahead of time and packed them in our cooler. They’re ready to throw in the oven to bake, little to no prep work to maximize fun and minimize dishes and work on my vacation. I did not come on here to work.
Although taking four kids swimming is a lot of work…
A few weeks ago I decided cottage cheese sounded good. However, I’m really the only one who eats it. My kids will eat a little, but it’s one of those things that kind of sits around after we eat it once or twice, and then it gets kind of soupy. I don’t like soupy cottage cheese.
I went for a small container. Then I realized that one small container cost MORE than a container over double the size. So, I bought the big one, and then I grabbed some ricotta from across the aisle, a box of manicotti shells, a jar of sauce and some Parmesan cheese.
Incidentally, I also grabbed a box of no-boil lasagna noodles to make a lasagna at the same time. I like to multitask.
Into the oven it goes to bake.