I hope you all had an absolutely glorious weekend. Even though it was hot as can be (around 105° each day) we managed to have some serious fun. If you are Canadian (or married to a Canada, like I am) you know that yesterday was Canada Day! Even though we live solidly in the good ole U.S. of A., I think it’s always important to celebrate Babyface’s heritage and with that comes recognizing Canadian holidays. We always do a great big spread for Canadian Thanksgiving and we always try to do it up right for Canada Day.
We actually did Canada proud and started drinking around 10am. Which was totally warranted because (a) it was Sunday (b) it was a holiday and (c) it was hot as hell. We’d spent the morning moving a bunch of carloads of boxes over to my parents’ new house (it’s getting closer to being finished!) and we were all sweaty and ready for some adult refreshment. Bring on the Molson, the epic Canada stein and our Canadian shirts.
After a few beers, we switched gears for lunch and Babyface made us Caesars—which is a decidedly Canadian cocktail. Basically it’s a spicy bloody mary with clam juice. It’s, uh, interesting. Babyface said it tastes more like “alcoholic soup” than it does a cocktail, which pretty much sums it up. I liked it for a few sips, but I couldn’t finish my whole drink. I’ll stick to my beloved gin and tonics, thankyouverymuch.
After lunch, Babyface and I spent a few hours down in the basement taping off a possible floorplan for when we finish it. We’re hoping to fit a spare bedroom, a half bath, a big ole pantry, a den area and a rec room/play room down there. Plus keep some of the storage space! It’s like a puzzle, but I think we have a pretty good plan now. We’ll live with the tape for a few months to see if it really “works”.
After all of our really hard work taping things, I started working on the Canada Day feast! A lot of these recipes will be showing up on the blog in the next few days, but the star of our dinner was my Maple Bacon Burgers with Sweet Dijon Sauce. I made them into sliders and they were so moist, delicious and bacon-y. They are probably my favorite burger on the planet! And definitely a Canada Day staple.
It was a pretty amazing meal. I think my own personal Captain Canada was content.
Hope you had an awesome weekend! And I hope you have an amazing week.