Canada Day Weekend Menu

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Our 2010 Canada Day weekend was one that any mother would wish for. My three sons with their families visiting. Now what does that usually mean when visiting the Claggetts on a holiday weekend – Food and lots of it! We broke the bank and went on a food shopping spree. Every cooler and refrigerator at our house in the thousand islands was stocked with food. I planned a menu and knew there would be a lot of available hands at the ready to help with the preparations.

Butter tarts

The first thing on the menu to be made was butter tarts, a very Canadian tradition. My sons are crazy for these as are the grandchildren. The pastry cups were being filled with the sugary buttery filling just as our family members began to arrive. Some of the tarts with raisins and some without. Well a sweet sugary start to the food weekend was the hit it always has been. My menu for the weekend is provided below. It includes a Mediterranean cruise menu that followed the flavors we had on our 50th anniversary cruise. By the end of the weekend I think we were all feeling a little food hangover.

I hope your Canada day weekend was as enjoyable as ours. My husband, Bill, and I also enjoyed the lovely cake provided for us by our children for our 50th anniversary. If you need a cake for a special occasion and don’t want to make it yourself we would all recommend Cakes by Krista if your in the Kingston, Ontario area. We will post and link as many recipes as we can to this menu post.

50th anniversary cake


June 30th
Sicilian Style Meatloaf
Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Ice cream, cookies and butter tarts

July 1st
Continental Eggs & Toast
Lunch: Tacos or taco salad
Vidalia onion dip
Pate and cheeses
Crackers and flat bread
Kansas City Sweet and Smoky Ribs
Hot Potato Salad
Tossed Salad
Strawberry Pizza

July 2nd
Breakfast Kebabs
Buttermilk Pancakes
Creamy scrambled eggs
Make your own Panninis
Butter tarts
Slow Smoked Roasted Beef Brisket
Crusty Buns
Caesar Salad

July 3rd
Summer Strata & Toast
Dinner : A Mediterranean Cruise
Assorted Italian Salamis
Asiago cheese, Tomato topping
Garlic stuffed green olives
Kalamata Olives
Grilled Halloumi
Pita and Bruschetta
Greek Pastitsio
Italian Lasagna
Turkish shish kebabs ( Lamb and Pork)
Garlic bread
Mixed leaf Salad with Caper dressing
Baklava and Lemon Gelato

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