Last weekend was a Civic holiday in Ontario, so it was a three day weekend. My parents, Sarah, Jonathan and I were at the cottage enjoying wonderful weather. Mom made delicious shish kabobs on the barbecue. Kabobs are an easy meal to prepare and taste delicious. All you need is: one sliced red onion, one red pepper, one yellow pepper, diced chicken breast, shish kabob sticks, salt, pepper, olive oil and balsalmic vinegar. First, start by marinating the diced chicken breast in olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, salt and pepper. Dice your red onion and red and yellow peppers. Assemble on the shish kabob sticks alternating. Place on barbecue until cooked fully. Enjoy with either: rice, warmed pitas, naan, a green salad or combination of a few of those options. Another important step is to soak the shish kabob sticks in water for about ten minutes so they don’t burn on the barbecue.
The Civic holiday weekend was the end of my parents week of vacation and they seemed a little sad that it was over. However, they enjoyed the coming and going of cottage neighbours, neighbours from home and their lovely daughters. Our neighbours from home came up to the cottage and Roger caught a 3.5 pound pickerel, which was fried up on the stove top. It was a tasty and fresh treat.
I taught Jonathan how to kayak at the cottage. He seemed to be a natural at it. I tried to put both of us in the kayak at the same time, but that ended in disaster – resulting in us being tipped in the lake. At the very least, Jonathan learned how to safely exit a kayak in open water. Hopefully being tipped into the lake won’t discourage Jonathan from continuing to enjoy the kayak. Two separate kayaks would have been a better idea. I think Jonathan is warming up to the kayak, we aren’t ready for a week in Algonquin Park or anything, but maybe some day.
Beau is always on his best behavior at the cottage because he does not want to be left behind. Here is a picture of him standing beside Jonathan’s new water shoes. (Yes, Jonathan is starting quite the collection of cottage gear.)