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Quatrième de Juillet au Québec

“Fourth of July in Quebec”

happy 4

Yesterday was our first ever 4th of July spent out of the USA. We are near Ripon, Quebec – which is about 50 miles northeast of Canada’s capital city, Ottawa.

Dave and I, along with Terry and Barbara Fenzl, are visiting our friends, Paul and Kim Howard, at their picturesque family vacation home.

RWB table

We may be in another country, but we celebrated in the traditional Red, White, and True-Blue American style.

lazy susan table

Our menu was Brats and Burgers on toasted buns


with all the fixin’s


watermelon slices



confetti mac salad

… this colorful macaroni salad.


Oh, and we had fireworks too… extra pretty over the waters of beautiful Deer Lake!

deer lake sign

Confetti Mac Salad

2 cups elbow macaroni
4 roasted piquillo peppers (substitute 1 roasted red bell pepper), diced
1/2 cup black olives, diced
1/2 cup green olives, diced
5 petite dill pickles, diced
3 green onions, diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt, to taste

Cook the macaroni in salted water according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool, and drain again. Set aside.

confetti fixins

In a large serving bowl, mix together roasted peppers, both types of olives, pickles, onion, mayonnaise, vinegar, pickle juice, sugar, pepper, and salt.

confetti salad

Stir in macaroni and toss, then taste, and add more pickle juice, vinegar, salt, and black pepper, to taste, as desired.

confetti mac

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Serves 6

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1 Sloane { 07.05.13 at 9:01 AM }

Looks yummy! Please post pics of everyone and the lake too!

2 Kim { 07.06.13 at 7:52 PM }

So happy I was there! Great fourth… Thanks for making it extra special…

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