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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Simply Sunday!

The weekend has been lovely so far, perfect summer weather, a BBQ at friends last night, and a wonderful day again today.

My husband's parents celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary and the twelve family members are gathering at our place, and then, heading out to a fabulous Canadiana Restaurant.

The building is an old historic inn and is decorated in early Canada Pioneer style, my favourite! Antique pine furniture and beautiful old dishes create the authentic ambiance. The employees all dress in period costume which really adds to the atmosphere, making it seem quite genuine.

The menu is rustic and plain, but very tasty! To start, they welcome you with a basket of piping hot sourdough buns and cheese biscuits with an individual butter dish for each person. There is a good variety of basic wholesome meat and fish entrees, and excellent soups. The salads are "built" to great heights as if designed by some famous architect! You have to dismantle them carefully on a plate before you savour every bite! They always garnish them with edible flowers, like small pansies, fresh from their onsite garden. Of course, they add sprigs of parsley, mint, fennel and other herbs to their main dishes or desserts.

Even the jugs of water are special! They always put plenty of fruit that is in season to make it flavourful.

My mouth is watering already as I anticipate my pork tenderloin or prime rib served with various chutneys and compotes!

It is truly a step back in time!

A Simply Sunday Fare, indeed!

Mother of Invention, wishing I had a long, calico pioneer dress to wear!


Blogger RennyBA said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your husband's parents! I do undestand why your mouth is watering even before you where there and I hope it was a splended evening!
Give your husband's parents our greetings from Norway:-)

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Blogger Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary to your in-laws. It sound like a great way to celebrate and takes you off the hook from having to cook -- even better!

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Blogger brooksba said...

Sounds fabulous! And you listed off what would be my top choices for entrees.

Happy Anniversary to your husband's parents. 55 years is a long time. How wonderful!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Renny: Thanks for the long distance best wishes! They'll be thrilled to have them travel all the way from Norway! The food is always excellent there!

Barbara: Thanks! You sure got that right! I can only handle cooking a few family dinners a year!! I do Father's Day and Thanksgiving! Here's to dressing up,going out and having people serve you delicious food with NO STRESS!! (Can you tell I'm a bit of a stress puppy sometimes?!!)

Brooksba: Thanks! It's always fabulous, you'd love it! I was weaned on roast beef and pork every Sunday with all the special vegetables and sometimes Yorkshire Pudding.. a fav of mine!!

Yes, 55 years is quite an parents, my usband's and all the other war-time couples got married during a very special time in this world, and almost all of them seem to have lasted a very long time! My mom and dad have been married 61 years!

Sunday, July 09, 2006


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