Ski Day Lunch – Six Can Turkey Chili

Published by Deanna Yates on

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.
How to Bring Your Lunch When Skiing
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!
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tracyann · June 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

Lovely view you have here. I suddenly miss our trip and we end up having day lunch at the car. I love your cup, is it personalized?

Rachel · February 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I don't ski/snowboard but sounds like a great recipe! Love chili 🙂

Nikki · February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The food is outrageous at all the lodges! Great idea – we usually take power bars or something we can store in our jacket pockets for fuel and just eat when we leave.

    Deanna · February 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I know, right?!? So expensive and not worth the money. But there is no way my husband could last on power bars. He has a really high metabolism so we have to pack a lunch.

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