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star valley in winter

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It had been years since our last stay at Poppy Per’s cabin in Star Valley (most charming name for a place!). So of course my little family was super excited to sled, ski, and spark (Norwegian sleds) for a whole December weekend. The bright winter air was pure happiness and full of memories for me and my sister Erika. Of course we also ate more than our share of treats, cuddled up for movies, played games, and even got our craftiness on (in some cases, literally)! Thank you, Grandpa, for sharing this beautiful spot with us.

last weekend at the cabin










Those were my snow boots when I was little.

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We spent last weekend at a the cabin with my family. Plenty of snow to play in, slippery garbage bags to wear while being pulled behind the snowmobile without a sled, homemade Oreos, laughing until there were tears, dance party, cousin bath time, naked 2-year-old zipping down the slide in the playroom, Swedish pancakes with berries and whipped cream, Hawaiian Haystacks for dinner, caramel popcorn, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, not enough sleep, tiny snowman, playing on the swings, warming up by the fire, soaking in the hot tub, happy times!
Hawaiian Haystacks
{Perfect for a crowd! Serves about 12 people.}

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

4 c. milk

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can cream of chicken

6 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into pieces

Melt butter in large saucepan. Add flour and salt and stir. Add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cream of mushroom soup and chicken. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.

Serve over sticky white rice with any or all of the following toppings:

grated Cheddar cheese

chopped celery

chowmein noodles

pineapple tidbits

sweetened shredded coconut

toasted sliced almonds

chopped green onions

chopped tomatoes

sliced bananas

sliced olives