Canada’s 150th birthday is coming up! How are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation? It’s amazing what differences an invisible border between us and our cousins in the south can do, but divisive it is, and it’s led to some interesting foods that we can call uniquely Canadian.
In Canada, eh…
- Milk might be something found the world over, but we confuse the south (and even some neighbours here in the north,) by purchasing our milk in bundles of 1.3L bags.
- Ketchup is totally a legit flavour of chips.
- We love our coffee so much, it must naturally be paired with chocolate for an afternoon snack, known as Coffee Crisp. (And we call ’em chocolate bars, not candy bars.)
- It’s been estimated that about 15% of Canadians visit Timmies daily, can you imagine how many whisper the code words “double-double” with their order? I’ll give you a hint: It’s uttered so frequently, that it graces the pages of a Canadian English Oxford dictionary.
- Butter tarts and poutine! If nothing else warrants a visit to Canada, these two Canadian foods are a must.
Butter Tarts from Ann’s Entitled Life
Canada Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Little Miss Kate
Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops from Ottawa Mommy Club
Canada Day Word Search from Thrifty Mommas Tips
Canadian Burger Recipes from Simply Stacie
Celebrate Canada Day with a Fun Noisemaker from Preschool Toolkit
Easy Poutine Recipe from The Starving Chef Blog
Handprint Canada Day Flag from Mom vs the Boys
Maple Glazed Pound Cake & Candied Bacon Pecans from The Weeknight Chef
Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies from An Italian In My Kitchen
What is your favourite thing about Canada? Is it our colourful currency? Do you have a more than healthy penchant for the Canadian tuxedo?
Whatever makes you a Canuck, you do you, and have a fantastic Canada150!