to my fellow Canadians
4th of July Celebration
for my American friends
I didn’t attend the local Canada Day parade but I was able to see a lot of it from the 2nd story window of my house overlooking the parade route. Highlights that I recall from the last half that I watched include the local Black Heritage and Sikh community groups, separate assemblies of the English and Western riding schools (with ponies to pet for the latter). There were a couple of members of the English group following with a wheelbarrow and brooms on horse poop patrol. Not a job I would have enjoyed. 🙂
And then there were floats: Garfield who actually floated, Oscar in his garbage can, the Genie and his lamp from Alladin. Bands entertaining, representatives of the local Freemason chapter, classic cars and a costumed Batman, Leia with Storm Trooper and assorted robots to entertain the kids. A lot of fun for the families gathered along the parade route.
It was too blah and gray to bbq so I made chicken cutlets out of some of the boneless and skinless chicken breasts I bought on sale yesterday and served them with roasted potato wedges and a classic mojito. I finished the meal with no churn ice cream.
Mojito … the fresh mint is what makes this cocktail so special
Dulce de Leche no-churn ice cream … look for the recipe on a subsequent post.