Sunday, January 15, 2012

Liberty Mountain

Time flies, this is our last weekend in Virginia before we fly off to Orlando next Thursday. We went to Liberty Mountain which is about 2hrs drive from our apartment. Well, we were not really into skiing  but rather love to experience the cold weather & play with the snow ;P


It was fun to watch how the little ones learn to ski (behind me)

Freezing! It was -9degrees!


A 'pig' instructor teaching a kid how to ski~ cute!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Cornmeal Scones


Cornmeal Scones
(Recipe adapted & modify from here)

Ingredients    
1/3 cup cornmeal
 
2 cups flour 
1 packet of instant oatmeal (cinnamon & spice)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup chocolate milk  

Peanut butter to spread on scones

Method
1. Whisk flour, cornmeal, oatmeal, sugar & baking powder in a big bowl.

2. Whisk egg & milk together in a small bowl.
3. Add (2) into (1) until the dough comes together. Transfer to a lightly floured surface, knead the dough gently a few times & roll dough into about 2cm thick. Use a cookie cutter (I use a wine glass instead) to cut out the dough.
5. Brush the top of scones with milk.

6. Bake in a preheated oven of 4000F for 15mins.

 This is the packet of oatmeal I used. The cinnamon & spice add flavors to the scones =)

 
Healthy breakfast to start the day

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Snowing @ Buffalo

Yeah! We finally reached the Niagara falls on 2nd Jan. We did not go over to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls as one of my hubby colleagues did not bring along his passport. There were no cruise tour during the winter, so we just walked around the area & admired the spectacular view.





 

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The wind is super strong!

Due to the heavy snow & bad road conditions, our car skidded on our way home! It got stuck in the snow & was unable to move totally! Thanks to these two locals who stopped their cars & lent us a helping hand.


It was freezing outside & snowing heavily. Opps, our car was in trouble again! All of us get down & tried to push the car. It was not easy to push the car as the path was very slippery. 

It was a long drive from buffalo back to our apartment. We were all relieved when we managed to reach home at 11.30pm that night. What a scary experience for all of us...

Snow Tubing

 Holiday Valley Ski Resort



Our 'combined efforts' snowman

This is my first time playing snow tubing. Look at the tracks from the top. I was scared of the heights initially but was enjoying myself so much after a few rounds of snow tubing.

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Being pulled up by a pulley to the top before sliding down

 
snow tubing is fun!

Sunday, January 1, 2012