Canada turned 150 yesterday and to avoid the crowds, I decided to host a Canada Day party.
Living in the city has it’s perks but you usually end up sacrificing the size of your kitchen and outdoor space. Lucky for me, my pad has a great 300 sq foot patio and my kitchen is top notch! My other perk – the building has a rooftop with 360 views; perfect to watch the fireworks.
I decided to keep it simple with a BBQ and some quick and easy appetizers (don’t worry, I’ll be sharing). That way, I can spend the rest of the day enjoying the company of friends in the sunshine over cooking in the kitchen.
For casual summer parties over 6 people, don’t be afraid to keep it simple; everybody loves a BBQ. For my friends, I offered to cook up some hot dogs and provide the snacks and sides. I also offered guests to BYOM (bring your own meat) in case steak was more their appetite. Always stick to one item of protein if you are hosting a lot of people. You don’t have to empty your wallet to have EVERY option of meat for your guests. You are not a restaurant, remember.
Many itesms can be prepped well in advance to allow you more time to just enjoy yourself. Here are some quick and easy appetizers I made for Canada’s big birthday. Click on the links below for the recipes