Cooking Up Spirit And Soul With These Resort Recipes

My husband and I recently visited The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs to celebrate a milestone anniversary. The Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort at the foot of the Cheyenne Mountains was a perfect way to commemorate 25 years together.

We spent one night at the magnificent Cloud Camp, a rustic luxury glamping property where we were able to join Chef Jonathon in the kitchen learning how to cook a few of the evenings decedent menu items.

Then we spent two nights amid more traditional indulgences at the main Broadmoor Hotel where we enjoyed prime steaks, home-made sausages and a Sunday breakfast buffet like none I’ve ever seen. But the fun didn’t stop there.

Come to find out, The Broadmoor and it’s sister resort in Georgia, Sea Island, are both celebrating milestones this year too (100 and 90th anniversaries respectively).

To celebrate, the resorts have released two cookbooks, Spirit of the West, and Soul of the South. The books are filled with favorite recipes from the resort restaurants, as well as historic anecdotes and traditions.

Food is a big part of travel and special meals can bring back fond memories of a magical vacation. As much as I love the cookbooks, what was even more fun was getting a farm-to-table meal kit from PeachDish with ingredients to make a few resort specialities.

Our box included detailed recipe cards (with links to videos), and all the pre-portioned ingredients to make Broadmoor favorites Cheyenne Lodge Colorado Chili and Eagles Nest Ranch Cornbread, as well as Sea Island specialities Honey Money Chicken (I love that name) and Pimento Mac & Cheese. I felt like a fancy TV chef with all my ingredients laid out for easy assembly.

It was fun to pour a glass of wine and make the dishes with my boys, even though we never got the timing right to have the main and side dishes ready at the same time – even with the prep already done.  It was a unique way to remember good times, and create a few new memories too.

The Broadmoor and Sea Island meal kits are no longer available from PeachDish but you can go online to find the recipes to cook up some fun (or order a different kit).

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