Monday, March 26, 2012

Maple Sugar Weekend

This past weekend was Maple Sugar Weekend in our fair state.  A weekend to celebrate all things maple and the people who work hard to make sure that we have delicious maple syrup all year long.  We started our celebration with a maple bundt cake that I made for the big family dinner we hosted on Saturday night.  Not many people chose this option (they went for my sister's chocolate chip cookies) which was fine with me because there was more for us!  We had it for breakfast on Sunday and I have to say that it was DELICIOUS :)  It was vegan and free of refined sugars (maple syrup was the only sugar) and so super tasty. 
 Our celebration of Maple Weekend continued with a trip to the local sugar house.  We got up close and personal with the taps, the big boiler, the kids tasted some fine maple syrup treats and mommy bought a big bottle for the family (should last a week ;)).  Lil' C went for a maple syrup sundae and Z picked out his own mini bottle of syrup which he had a few spoonfuls of at the sugar house and then came home and enjoyed a lunch of pancakes with syrup from his own little bottle (he also had pancakes for breakfast ;)).  The weather may have been cold and dreary but we enjoyed a weekend filled with family, good food and all things MAPLE :)

Happy 1/2 Birthday to my big boy Z!!!  I can't believe he is 5 1/2.....we will celebrate later :)


Annie said...

What a wonderful weekend.

Have a great week.

Mom said...

The maple cake was good. I had some, as did your sister, K. It was very enjoyable.

Anonymous said...

Happy 1/2 birthday to you.
MMMM so good, "more pancakes, please!"
thanks for the great pics.
Love you guyzz.
GpJ and Mimi

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