Every Canada Day we walk over to the Forks and then come home for a nice BBQ – the perks of living in St. Boniface. 🙂 One of my favourites to make is our famous Strawberry Salad – it’s kidfriendly and I’ll be making it this year too as we’ve got a lot of kids coming by!
Here the super simple recipe for it:
– 2 cups (or more) of your favourite lettuce, works with almost anything. If you do romaine kids love to dip it in – can make a disassembled version of it.
– juice of a half lemon so nothing browns
– a cup of two of nice fresh strawberries
– one or two bananas sliced up
– you can add in peanuts if you want (depending on allergies and taste of course) – if you’ve got a few extra minutes toast them in the oven too. We usually grind them up so no big chunks.
The dressing is just as easy too, just mix together the juice of half an orange (more if you want), a half cup of yogourt, a tablespoon of honey and a few tablespoons of your favourite nut butter or allergy friendly version too – peanut butter, soy butter, sunflower seed butter etc. If you’re dipping make it thick, a little runnier for a full salad. Throw it all together and you’re good to go. If you’re making this as a full meal add in some nice pieces of chicken – can even cheat and just pull apart a rotisserie one 🙂 And there’s one of my family’s fave hot day dishes!
And if you’re heading out for Canada Day in our great province, here are some fun places to check out:
– Assiniboine Park has a huge all day party happening with Canad Inns. Starts at 1pm with tons to do for the whole family and ends with some amazing fireworks!
– The Forks is having an all day party too starting at noon. Lots of music, stuff for the kids and family and ends with the fireworks at 11pm.
– Osborne Village has a big street festival. Lots of vendors, food, music and much more to check out!
If you’re heading out of town, or want to head out of town there’s some fun options too:
– Lower Fort Garry has free admission all day, plus kids crafts, entertainment, face painting, and cake.
– Lac Du Bonnet has a lot of events going on, and I hear their fireworks are amazing!!
What are your favourite places around the province to check out for Canada Day? Where will you be going this year? And any favourite recipes for Canada Day that your family enjoys?