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July Long Weekend and Burrito Bowls

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Richard Patrick

Happy Canada Day! 

I love being Canadian.

This year was even better because Sis, BIL, SweetPea, SIL and JQ were here!

I am JUST getting into the summer swing of things and getting the house ready for the next big thing. LOL I have been thinking short term lately. Getting through 1 week at a time. Last week of activities. Last week of school. July Long Weekend!!!

The weather has been Mis.Er.Able.

Today is July 5th. It is my Grandparent's Anniversary. We always had family reunions on their big Anniversaries. The whole family was here and I NEVER remember the weather like this! Rain and cold :(

Even with the crappy weather, we still had a great time! **OK so it was still warm but it was mostly overcast, windy and we had a few rain showers :)

We started our weekend on Canada Day, at the Park!


We came home for lunch, badminton and naps :)

Then we headed to Gyro Park for a little dancing with JQ and SPea!

For dinner we headed over to RibFest!


I loved all the entertainment! The kids were dancing up a storm! I love how HBear is a little older but still dances in front of a huge crowd like nobody is watching :)

My Inlaws took HBear to the fireworks! A friend (Terrah Parkin) took this picture. She said it best, "And this my friends, is why I live in the Okanagan.."

The next day we went to the Farmer's Market.



We had a swim and dinner at my Inlaws. 

Sunday was SPea's birthday! She turned 3! We are very fortunate to have been there at her birth, her 1st birthday and now her 3rd! We had a wonderful Paw Patrol birthday party at the beach. The same beach we grew up going to when we celebrated weddings, anniversaries and birthdays :)

And like *poof* the weekend was over. What sun we had left and so did my Sis, BIL and SPea :(

We had a great family fun weekend. I hope everyone had a terrific Canada Day! We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country, I feel very full :)

This is a delicious skillet! Mexican food is 1 of our favourites and I like to try different ways of using our favourite ingredients. This is a great dish that we all loved. It is filling, flavourful and under 400 calories.

Burrito Bowls
Adapted from Skinny Ms.

1 cup onion, diced
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 cup rice
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups salsa (I like the Peach Salsa from Costco)
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 can corn
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup cheese, grated
1/4 cup green onions, chopped

I roasted 2 cobs of corn instead of using canned. :)

Over medium heat, in a skillet, cook the onion and ground turkey. The turkey should be cooked until it's no longer pink. 

Drain off any fat, then push the turkey to one side of the skillet. Add the rice and toast for about 1 minute.

Add the broth, salsa, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, corn, and the beans. 

Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper. If it starts to dry up, just add a little more broth. Turn off the burner.

Garnish with tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and green onions. You can also garnish it with sour cream, fresh avocado, and lettuce.



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