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Serves 8 Pancakes | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 15

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New Year of 2012

Have you ever gone on an exciting trip but it was not the trip itself that made it awesome? Really, it was the little things that happened that made it so great. Well that was what happened on the skiing trip to Killington, Vermont. It was during the weekend of New Year’s 2012.

The morning of the trip to Killington, Vermont was cold and snowy. It was the perfect conditions to ski in. But before we could embark on the trip we had to pick up Sam and Spencer. They were my brother and I friends that we were able to bring on this trip. We all skied except for Spencer. He snowboarded. Before the trip we were at my dad’s house and we asked if we could bring Mario Kart with us so we could play it. I did not know that that would play a big part in the trip.

The trip up wasn’t that good. It was a 3 hour drive so it was pretty long. But Sam and I found a way to stay occupied. The trip went much faster having my friend along. My family has had this ski house for several years. They share it with a few other families. I know every inch of that house and most things about it. I especially like the downstairs where all the kids hang out. When we got there, Sam and I played Mario Kart. We swore that we would get to 200 points and when we did Sam said “let’s get to 205!” With a lot of commitment we did manage to get to 205. That was one of the little things that made this trip so awesome. The next day we were ready to go skiing on our four day trip to Killington.

The first day was cold but all the days were cold because it was winter. So all considered it was not so bad the first day. The powder was moist and puffy which are the perfect conditions for skiing. My favorite trial that we took was Timberline. I did not go off any rails but I went on the small jumps and that was loads of fun. The four days we were there we mostly stayed on Ramshead Peak but at times we skied to the other mountains to explore. The four days we were there were really fun.

In the evenings after skiing we always ask my mom, “Can we go swimming now?” We like to swim at a place called Sunrise Lodge. It is in a condo complex off the main mountain. We found this place a few years ago when my cousin, Garrett, came up to stay in the condos. He invited us to the pool and we have been going ever since. So off we went to go swimming. On New Year’s Eve, the grown-ups were setting up for a huge party. The kids went up in the attic to play water pong until the adults came to use it for beer pong. When the guests arrived we went down stairs and watched the movie Old School until they left for a restaurant called Sushi Yoshi. At 12 o’clock we took out a bottle of sparkling apple juice and made a cheer to the new year. The next day was time to go home but we still made some traditional stops. We stopped for breakfast at our favorite breakfast place called Sugar and Spice. We had some sugary syrupy pancakes that were piled so high. Next, we went to the Yankee Candle Factory and looked around at all the cool stuff there.

So this trip to Killington Vermont was defined by not only the big things but also the little ones like the Mario Kart game, water pong, Yankee Candle Factory, and breakfast with family and friends at Sugar and Spice wehere we had some awsome pancakes. These made the big thing even better.

Submitted by: "Tyler K."

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.

Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.

Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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