January 17 to 21, 2022: An Après Ski-Inspired Weeknight Menu

It’s mid-January, and if restrictions permit, you’re probably hitting the winter cottage or a ski resort to spend some time outdoors in the snow. But if you’re understandably homebound instead, why not bring the experience to the dinner table? While the kids build a snow fort in the yard, make these recipes that’ll be sure to warm their rosy cheeks!

Monday: Oven-Baked Cheese Fondue with Bacon and Vermouth

Cheese fondue is a classic après-ski dish. Warm, cheesy and comforting, it’s the ideal meal to cap off a day of skiing (or, you know, after shovelling the walk). If you don’t have a fondue pot, no problem; this recipe is baked in the oven!

Tuesday: Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich are pretty much standard fare at any ski resort restaurant. But if a winter getaway isn’t in the cards for now, a rich tomato soup at home is always welcome.

Wednesday: Quick and Easy Bolognese

What could be better on a cold weeknight (or a day spent skiing) than a cozy spaghetti bolognese? It’s rich and hearty, but usually takes a couple of hours to make. Enter our weeknight version. It’s quick to make, but doesn’t skimp on the comfort factor.

Thursday: Rösti

Crispy rösti (a pan-fried potato dish) is the ultimate dish to enjoy during a ski vacation in the Alps. Bring the experience home come dinnertime, pairing it with veal in a creamy mushroom sauce.

Friday: French Onion Soup (The Best)

It’s Friday night, and there isn’t a cozier soup than a classic French Onion. Caramelized onions, a rich broth and cheesy croutons come together to create something that’s simply special. Dig in!

Drink: Hot Chocolate with Apricot Whipped Cream

How does a warm cup of hot chocolate by the fire sound? This is a classic slopeside treat, and also standard on a weeknight spent at home. In this recipe, we’ve added a touch of apricot jam to the whipped cream, mimicking the flavours of a sachertorte cake.