Beauty in the Ordinary

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Fun

This weekend is the 
Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade.



Our eldest daughter, her man and his little girl are coming to celebrate with us,
as my FIL (fingers crossed for good weather).

This is the second 'event' the town hosts in December.

Last Friday was the Candlelight Stroll


So here is my menu for the weekend:

Friday Night Supper

Scotch Eggs
Quiche Lorrainne
Spring Mix and Avocado Salad





Saturday Morning Pre-Parade Breakfast

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
with Maple Syrup
 and Bacon


Saturday Night Tree-Trimming Dinner

Pork Tenderloin with Winter Pears and Shallots
Sauteed Baby Spinach


Sunday Morning Off-You-All-Go-Home Brunch

Scrambled Eggs and Sausages
Sauteed Tomatoes
Toasted home-made Cranberry and Walnut Bread.


As I said to V.  Hope my back is as strong as my enthusiasm!




13 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely. Have a brilliant time with your family, J xx

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  2. Oh, that food all sounds delicious. Have a wonderful time in that delightful village.

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  3. Wonderful menu J! I've never had scotch eggs, they've been on my list of must-tries forever.
    Have a fantastic time and hopefully, all that delicious food you're making will provide the needed strength!
    xo J~

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  4. jessica...do I have to eat it too?

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  5. Have a fun time at the parade! You know, blueberry pancakes are my favorite.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  6. Your Friday night supper would be perfect for Christmas Eve. I've never made a Scotch egg; now is obviously the time.

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  7. How delicious. If I were them, I'd be late for the parade so that I could stay behind and have seconds.

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  8. I want to eat at your house. These Lean Cuisines I eat just won't do it for me during the holidays.

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  9. Now there is a Santa who looks like Santa!

    Delicious menu! I remember that pork tenderloin recipe from one of your previous posts...I really must try it.

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  10. Easy-peasy Trish...give it a go and let me know what you think!
    SOAC-M...no calories here...we all eat standing up! LOL!
    Mise...I would feed you those seconds myself!
    Yes Cro, would definitely work for a late-arriving crowd. The secret to scotch eggs is to not have the meat too thick and the fat super hot!
    Mine too Red Rose Alley!

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  11. Oh J..all that food looks so amazing...I'm sure everyone enjoyed every morsel.
    Hope you had a brilliant weekend.

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  12. Hi Jacqueline, just came across your blog and it is so lovely! Your menu plan sounds delicious! Hope you enjoyed the parade. I've been to Niagara-on-the-Lake a couple of times and I think it has to be the prettiest town in the world!

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  13. Thanks Clare...Parade was fun, but freezing! We think this little town is kind of special too.

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