Hello, and welcome to a special extra edition of Nesty! And of course...
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!
Today I am participating in the Canada Day Blog Party hosted by Canadian Mom Blogger. Canada Day has always been a favorite holiday and growing up we always attended the local celebrations at the South Bar Ball Field. We had so much fun planning our entries into the Doll Carriage Parade, watching the dunk tank, and eating lots of hot dogs and pop! Later, we would bundle up and go back to watch the fireworks. As we got older we always observed the holiday by attending celebrations in one of the surrounding communities. Friends often hosted Canada Day barbecues, and the last year we were home, we hosted one.
Last year we celebrated our first Canada Day in Kitimat, and as with so many events this last year, we started creating new memories and traditions. One tradition I continued was making a "Canada Day Cake," to take to a barbecue hosted by a new friend. This cake always gets lots of "Ooo's" and "Ahh's" when you take it out, and it really is quite simple. You can find the Kraft Canada recipe here.
I'm going to be honest...I'm not actually making the cake this year. But we are going to attend the parade and festivities. Never fear, this recipe is always carefully filed away, and Kraft has faithfully posted it, along with the recipe for my beloved Great Canadian Potato Salad every year since I first discovered them. I am quite certain that the Canada cake will grace yet another Canada Day barbecue before we leave Kitimat to start creating yet another set of memories and traditions.
Have a wonderful Canada Day!