Every January, Abbott’s Glen hosts a sleigh ride weekend at Adams Farm in Dover Vermont. Our guests join us for an iconic winter experience. We dine earlier in the evening so we can reach the mountain for an 8:00 departure. A team of 2 draft horses ascend the mountain pulling 20 blanket covered guests over the snow covered meadows under a sparkling winter night sky. Once at the cabin, we unload to let let the horses rest awhile. We are greeted by a member of the Adams family who offers up some hot chocolate .The cabin is lit by kerosene lamps. A wood stove for heat & an old player piano allow for some ole time entertainment & warmth.
I always plan an easy home style meal that echoes a country feeling. So a home made chicken pot pie seemed like a perfect fit. We started the meal with a spinach salad with sliced pink lady apples, thinly sliced red onion, & salted pumpkin seeds. It was offered with blue cheese & a home made honey Dijon dressing.
The chicken pot pie with a cheddar biscuit topping was satisfying and delicious. Most of our guests had as second helping and everyone asked for the recipe.
When we returned from mountain , we served a platter of golden cupcakes with a chocolate ganache , topped with fresh sugared orange peel. Coffee & a warm fire was all the guests needed to rev them up for the from the remaining night of dancing in Club Sugar Shack.