Ski Day Lunch – Six Can Turkey Chili
If you’ve been following me through the 30 for 30 challenge, you know I’ve been playing hooky about once a week to go snowboarding. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy our new home in Colorado. My husband and I have a flexible work schedule so we take one day off in the middle of the week in exchange for working on at least one of the traditional weekend days.
Snowboarding is a fairly economical way for us to have fun too because we bought season passes. This means we can go as many times as we like during the season, which normally starts by November and goes through at least April. Last year, the ski resorts were open on the 4th of July!
However, if you’ve been to a ski resort lately, you know the food is anything but affordable. It’s as bad as an amusement park and feels like a darn rip-off! After dropping a cool $25 to eat on our first trip this year we decided we would be bringing our lunch instead.
One of our favorites is Turkey Chili Billies (I’ve heard it called lots of other things too, like Walking Tacos or Frito Pie). Basically it’s turkey chili, frito chips and cheese.
We have a thermos that fits two servings of chili and it’s strong enough to stay warm until lunchtime. In two large coffee mugs I add the chili, top with shredded cheese, and then Fritos. Delish!
Plus the turkey chili recipe is super simple. I call it Six Can Turkey Chili.
On days we go snowboarding, I heat two servings on the stove before storing it in the thermos. Quick & easy!