Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What I Ate "On Canada Day" Wednesday

Happy Wednesday once again!!! I love celebrating the middle of the week during the summer months because that means our summer weekend fun is almost within reach! I can't believe it but if I'm counting right, this is my 13th What I Ate Wednesday!! It seems like just a few short weeks ago that I stumbled upon Jenn's site and found myself compelled to join in the WIAW fun.



As promised, this edition of What I Ate Wednesday is all about our Canada Day Brunch. I've gotta say that Derek and I made an amazing meal that was enjoyed by everyone!!


We enjoyed:
  •  a gorgeous fruit salad filled with cantalope, kiwi, pears, apples, watermelon, raspberries (99 cents a pint!!!!!!), blackberries and oranges. It was 95% organic and it was so cool and refreshing.

  • veggie kabobs on the grill

  • homefries

  • Calabrese salad (alternate sliced mozzarella and tomatoes in a shallow dish and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and add a pinch of your homegrown basil) ---- this was definitely my favourite

  • for the meat eaters we had breakfast sausage and Canadian back bacon
  • scrambled eggs and
  • buttermilk biscuits (of course - no breakfast is complete without)
Check out my plate. It was goo-ood :-D



....and of course we cannot forget dessert.

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting (recipe from Jessica) and
Strawberry Cheesecake Bites (recipe from Angela)

They both were perfect for our Canada Day theme - go Red & White!!

Both were very big hits and will be making repeat appearances in our household in the very near future.

I betcha want to come to visit for brunch now don't ya?! ;-) You know you're welcome ANYTIME!

What is your favourite thing to serve for brunch?

Have a great Wednesday --- the countdown to the weekend is on my friends :-)

Andrea

22 comments:

  1. ohhh veggie kabobs on the grill sound awesome!

    MY favorite thing to make for brunch are cornbread waffles! They are SO good!

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  2. Cornbread waffles?!! I'm thinking I need that recipe from you asap!!!

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  3. Holy mackerel that brunch looks amazing! I LOVE biscuits and caprese salad. For brunch I think my favorite thing would have to be really nicely cooked eggs, even though I very rarely eat eggs anymore..

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  4. Brunch is my absolute favoriteeee meal! I always serve mimosas, bloody marys, quiche, scones, and fruit of some sort :)

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  5. Those kebabs look soo good! I love them!

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  6. Those desserts are adorable and I love kebabs!

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  7. Ummmm...I could just sit at that table and eat that entire fruit salad. Followed by at least 6 cupcakes. What a gorgeous brunch!

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  8. whooohoooo lucky 13!!! <3 it totally feels like we've known eachother way longer to me! lol!

    Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!! xoXOxo

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  9. Oh my what a gorgeous day of eats! I wanted to try out Jessica's recipe its good to know it came out looking and prob tasting just like hers!

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  10. All of your food looks delicious! Happy belated Canada Day!!

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  11. Those eats all look perfect! And I'm a huge fan of fluffy biscuits with breakfast. It's been too long since I've had one.

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  12. Veggie kabobs! Yummy I miss those! I made those for my graduation party last summer and they turned out really well and was quite the crowd pleaser.

    Whitney

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  13. Wow! Everything looks so delish! I love those kabobs and the caprese salad is so colorful! I'd celebrate Canada Day if I got that food!

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  14. What an awesome meal!! Now that's the way to celebrate! Who needs BBQ hotdogs? Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  15. Well YUM! That fruit salad sounds particularly good. And I love hash browns for brunch. Don't want 'em for breakfast, don't want 'em at any other meal, but they're a perfect brunch item.

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  16. Wow look at all that great produce! Those cupcakes and cheesecake bites are especially sweet and dainty looking...thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Happy belated 4th! Looks like you had some delicious eats! Yum! I love brunch! I have to say I'm a sucker for those egg bakes or egg stratas!

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  18. That's a great looking brunch! I like to serve none other than....pancakes and fresh fruit for brunch :)

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  19. Goooooosh - so much good food! :)

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  20. Mmm all this food looks SO good! I love pancakes, waffles, french toast, bacon, eggs and fruit salad at brunch! (is that too much? haha)

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