Linking up today with Holly and Patty for this month's Monthly Musings. It is all about Memorial Day this month, but since I'm in Canada, I've adjusted the questions for Victoria Day weekend, which is what we had this past weekend. The holiday is meant to mark the birthday of our sovereign but since Canada didn't want to have to keep changing holidays based on who was King or Queen at any given time, we chose Queen Victoria's birthday as the stand-in for all. I just learned that this week on The Bridge podcast. History lesson over.
are did you spend ing Memorial Victoria Day Weekend?
We went to a Blue Jays game, had dinner at the golf club, and saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
2. Favourite ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip.
Memorial Victoria Day travel or hang at home?
We usually hang out at home, there is always enough to do in Toronto.
4. Burger, hot dog, both?
cookout BBQ sides?
Coleslaw, sweet potato salad, grilled vegetables.
(We don't call it a cookout here, we say we are having a barbeque or we are barbequing burgers/sausages/steak/whatever.)
6. White before or after Memorial Day?
Before is fine as long as the weather is warm.
Memorial Victoria Day traditions?
We often go to see the Blue Jays if they are in town, or just try to get some outdoor time in.
8. Share a summer recipe.
This Zucchini Butter Pasta is one of the most delicious things I have ever made. The zucchini is cooked in an obscene amount of butter, cooked down to be so soft. The fresh basil on top finishes it off.
9. Parades, fireworks, or cookouts?
None of the above.
10. Show us your red, white and blue.
Victoria Day isn't a patriotic holiday here, so we aren't wearing red and white. I did buy a pretty blue dress that I wore on Sunday.