3 Holiday Meals to Cook in your Breckenridge Studio

Watch this video to see what comes in a kitchenette at Grand Lodge on Peak 7!

Wondering how to cook a homemade meal while vacationing this holiday? There are a variety of classic holiday meals you can prepare in a small kitchenette. Although some might call for more creativity than traditional cooking, they are still delicious. We have harvested our favorite meals that can be easily made when you’re lodging with a kitchenette! Here are three tasty traditional recipes to cook in your condo:

Traditional Chili

Ingredients:

  • Ground beef (1 lb)
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 package of shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: Dice the onion. In the skillet provided, brown beef and add onion, salt and pepper. In the saucepan provided, combined all the beans together- Let cook for 10 minutes or until warm. Place the beans in the casserole dish provided in the Kitchenette. Cook diced tomatoes, and diced bell pepper next in the saucepan. Mix sauce in with the ground beef and onion mixture. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until bell pepper and sauce and thoroughly cooked. Pour the tomato sauce in the casserole dish and microwave for 3 minutes. Garnish with cheddar cheese and Serve!

Chicken and Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 1 packet of instant hollandaise sauce
  • Butter
  • 2 lemons
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions: Add olive oil to skillet and filet chicken breasts over medium heat for 12 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked through. Squeeze lemon juice from lemon over each breast and add salt and pepper to taste. Cover over low heat, flip and repeat until chicken is cooked. In a casserole dish, place asparagus and drizzle with olive oil. Cover the dish and cook in the microwave for 6 minutes. (Time may vary). Follow directions on the hollandaise package and drizzle over asparagus before serving.

Spaghetti and Italian Sausage

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of spaghetti
  • 1 jar of your favorite sauce
  • ground Italian sausage (1 lb)
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions: In the pot provided, bring water to a boil. Add spaghetti, and follow instructions on the box. Strain the pasta when cooked and place in the mixing bowl or casserole dish. In the saucepan provided, place Italian sausage over medium heat for 9 minutes or until sausage is cooked thoroughly. Place spaghetti sauce in the sauce pan and cook until the sauce is warm. Place the ground Italian sausage in the spaghetti sauce. Cook together until warm for serving and pour mixture over spaghetti. Mix together and garnish with Parmesan cheese. An easy to prepare salad mixture will also go great with the spaghetti!

There are endless possibilities of recipes to cook in your studio equipped with a kitchenette. Let the staff at #BestofBreck help you find hassle free dinners to prepare while you enjoy time with your friends and loved ones. Do you already have a kitchenette-friendly meal that you enjoy cooking? Share your recipes with us in the comments below!

 

 

Breckenridge Opening Day is This Friday November 10th!

2017 Thanksgiving Day Dinners in Breckenridge!

There is nothing better than the sweet smell of fresh turkey, savory gravy, and homemade pie. Tack on a couple days of skiing, fresh snow and nights huddled by the fire and you’ve got yourself a true Breckenridge Thanksgiving! Here at Best of Breck, we have complied a list of all the Thanksgiving dinner options to enjoy on your Thanksgiving getaway!Family skiing in Breckenridge

Spencer’s: If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving spread that is sure to have every traditional dish and more, Spencer’s is the place to be. Start off with a display of soups, then load up your plate with turkey, ham, prime rib and an array of sides. Make sure to save room for the cheesecake, pies, and chocolate cake!
$49.00 adult / $29.00 kid
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call 970-453-8712

Hearthstone: Fine dining meets a 4-course harvest at the Hearthstone. Known for their incredible dishes, the Hearthstone is sure to make your tummy full and Thanksgiving cravings filled. Menu is TBD check here for updates!
$52.00 adults / $22.00 kid
Time: 9 p.m.
Call 970-453-1148 for reservations

Blue River Bistro: A local’s favorite in Breck, Blue River is a great option with a 3-course meal. Start with a truffle pea soup, then a hearty Thanksgiving plate, topped off with pumpkin cheesecake.
$32 adults / $15 kid
Time: 4 p.m.

BoLD: serving a traditional 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Starting with a warming bowl of our soup du jour, it will continue with a classic Thanksgiving lineup of turkey with all of the trimmings, and apple or pumpkin pie for dessert – if you’ve still got room. Don’t fancy turkey? They will also be serving their usual menus as well.
$30 adults / $15 kid
Time: 1 p.m.

Sevens Restaurant: Located at the base of Peak 7, this restaurant is offering a 3-course meal with outstanding views. Ski right on in to Sevens for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Menu is still TBD. Call (970) 496-8910 for details.
*Price is still to be determinded
Time: 2 p.m.

Other Thanksgiving Day specials

Robbie’s Tavern – 212 Grandview Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424 |970-547-8785

Quandary Grill – 505 S Main St C1, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 547-5969

Eric’s – 111 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424 | (970) 453-1401

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Wax Your Skis in 9 Easy Steps

 

There is nothing like freshly waxed skis for the first day on the mountain. However, taking your board/skis into a shop every time the weather changes can become tedious. Learn how to wax your own skis or snowboard with this easy to follow instructional video from Best of Breck!

 

Weekend Events 9.15.17

The Breckenridge Wine Classic hits Breckenridge this weekend! Click here for the inside scoop on the Breck Wine Classic and how to get 20% off tickets. Check out everything else happening around town.

Friday, September 15

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info

Saturday, September 16

  • The Breckenridge Wine Classic | All Day | Various Locations |Click here for more information
  • Breck Wine Classic After Party with Breckenridge Distillery | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. | The Gold Pan Saloon | Free
  • Free spirit tastings | 11 am – 9 pm | Breckenridge Distillery | Info

Sunday, September 17

  • Breckenridge Sunday Market | 9 am – 2 pm | Featuring a selection of handcrafted and homegrown items. live music, and artist creations | The Village at Breckenridge | Info
  • Make your own bloody mary bar OR Sunday Mimosa special (an entire bottle of champagne and juice for $12) | All Day | BoLD Restaraunt | Info
  • Craft Beer Tasting Flights | All Day | Broken Compass Brewing | Info
  • Fat Bike Brewery Tour | All Day | Fat bike around town and end the ride at Broken Compass for a brew! | Ridden. | Info

Looking for lodging while you stay with us in Breck? Check out our latest deal and stay for as low as $49 per night this fall! Click on the banner below for more information.

The North Face Speaker Series Returns to Breckenridge September 11th

Northface Speaker Series

Come to the Riverwalk Center Monday, September 11th at 7 p.m. for the North Face Speaker Series. Members of The North Face Athlete team including Alex Honnold , Emily Harrington, Cedar Wright and Clare Gallagher will host an evening with a collection of films and share with you never told stories of adventure, triumph, and culture from all ends of the earth.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at the North Face Website.

For just $25 you can come early to the North Face store located at 322 South Main Street and meet the athletes. This also includes admission to the Main event at the Riverwalk Center as well as beer, wine and appetizers. For tickets to the Meet and Greet visit the North Face Store or call 970-453-1613.

All proceeds from the Speaker Series go the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC). For more than 40 years, BOEC has been changing lives, or more accurately, showing people that they have the power within themselves to change their own lives.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the amazing adventures of some of the world’s truly elite athletes.

The North Face Athletes:

 

Emily Harrington

Driven and determined. That’s Emily in a nutshell. Born and raised in Boulder, CO, Emily Harrington has been climbing for most of her life and boasts an impressive list of achievements to show for it. After a decade of success in climbing competitions at the highest level, Emily’s adventurous spirit has led her to blaze new trails in the mountains, notching first female ascents on some of the hardest technical routes around the globe, free climbing big walls, and summitting the world’s tallest peaks.

  • Five-time sport climbing US National Champion
  • First female ascent of multiple 5.14 sport climbs
  • Free climbed ‘Golden Gate’ on El Capitan, Yosemite (5.13b, 40 pitches)
  • Winner of the women’s division at Ouray Ice Festival 2012
  • Summitted Mt Everest in 2012
  • Summitted Cho Oyu (sixth tallest peak in the world) in 2016, achieving a speed record (2 weeks, door to door) and complete ski descent from the summit

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold isn’t crazy, he just knows what he can and cannot do. And he can do a lot. He doesn’t play out worst-case scenarios when he’s clung to the wall, thousands of feet up with no rope. He replaces fear with a rare form of clarity. That clarity has led him to make free-solo ascents of some of the biggest walls in America and blaze new routes up cliffs around the world. Not that his humble attitude would ever allow him to brag about it. Through his epic big wall speed climbs and audacious free solos, Alex continues to push the boundaries of the impossible.

Global Athlete Team Members

  • First and only free-solo of “Freerider” El Capitan, Yosemite, CA – 5.13a.
  • First ascent of the Fitz Traverse, Patagonia with Tommy Caldwell
  • Speed record on the Nose of El Capitan with Hans Florine – 2:23:51
  • Yosemite’s first “Triple Solo”: Mt. Watkins, Half Dome and El Capitan alone, in under 24 hours
  • First and only free-solo of the Moonlight Buttress, Zion National Park, UT – 12d, 1,200 feet
  • First and only free-solo of El Sendero Luminoso, El Potrero Chico, Mexico – 5.12d
  • First and only free-solo of the Northwest Face of Half Dome, Yosemite, CA – 5.12a, 2,200 feet

Cedar Wright

Cedar Wright first discovered climbing while pursuing an English degree at Humboldt State University. In between classes, Cedar explored the jagged boulders and sea cliffs of the Northern coast. He was instantly hooked.

After graduating from college, Cedar decided to dedicate himself fully to climbing. He moved to Yosemite where he became inspired and humbled by the vast granite before him. For the next few years, he worked for Yosemite Search and Rescue, where he learned invaluable skills and techniques. In between dangling on a rope outside a helicopter, he climbed relentlessly. He applied his love for speed and adventure by making blistering speed ascents on El Capitan and first ascents on the Sentinel. He remains one of the few people to have freed El Capitan in a day.

Cedar’s love for exploration soon took him outside of the United States. From Africa to Pakistan to Argentina, Cedar continued to put up impressive climbs in impeccable style: fast, free, and with no trace. In the past few years, Cedar has become increasingly interested in filmmaking and has shot video for numerous climbing companies as well as outdoor giants like National Geographic. For many of his video pieces, he writes his own music. In his free time, Cedar enjoys sharing his passion with others.

He passes along his climbing knowledge to sherpas at the Khumbu Climbing Center in Nepal, and his love for the outdoors to children as part of the Get Outdoors initiative. Cedar is characterized by his tenacity, and unique sense of humor, and continues to push himself as a climber and a creative. One part climber, one-part filmmaker, and one-part musician, the future holds great things for Cedar.

Clare Gallagher

In the middle of Thailand’s long and depressing rainy season, Clare Gallagher struggled to find motivation to run. She had moved there in 2014, after graduating from Princeton, to teach English. On a whim, she signed up for a 50-mile ultramarathon in northern Thailand, near the border of Laos and Myanmar, just so she could put an event on her schedule and train for something.“It all went from there, and I fell in love with the sport,” said the 24-year-old Englewood native, who now lives and trains in Boulder.

This summer, she stared down her toughest test yet — the Leadville 100 trail run — having never raced more than 50 miles. Now, she was going to double it.

And not only did she win the women’s division in 19 hours, 27 seconds, the time was the second-fastest for a woman in the history of the race, behind Ann Trason’s 1994 record of 18:06:24. Gallagher finished fifth overall in a race won, for the third time, by Ian Sharman of Bend, Ore.

Her competition wasn’t even close. She moved into the lead at the May Queen aid station, 13.5 miles into the race, and held it. Behind her was Maggie Walsh of Littleton, who finished two hours behind her in 21:00:28, and Jennifer Benna of Reno, Nev., was third at 21:45:00.

Gallagher lives in Boulder now and trains with the Rocky Mountain Runners. She graduated in 2010 from Cherry Creek, where she finished runner-up in 2008 at the state cross country meet. She competed in cross country and the steeplechase while attending Princeton, but endured numerous injuries and graduated in 2014.

Stop by the Breckenridge North Face Store or visit the North Face Website for more information.