Hello – I am here….
I’ve been a little busy writing my final paper for my grad school course. 20 pages of health and safety later, I *think* I am done. Well, done meaning I sent my last draft to my group members and said, “I done, you finish!” 🙂
Today, we went with some friends to Beantown Ranch for a little Sugar Bush eatin’ fun. Beantown is an event venue about 40 minutes east of downtown Ottawa. My friends were married there in 2011, and a whole bunch of us went back for some assorted treats. Beantown puts on a ‘sugar shack’ brunch featuring pancakes, sausages, sugar pie, potatoes and all your usual fixings. Rather than stand up and get your food in a line, they bring it too you! You have to book weeks in advance. You also get a horse carriage ride and a maple sugar taffy on the snow. We didn’t go on the horsey ride or partake in taffy because someone was being a grumpy gus (he skipped his nap).
The price was $25 for an ‘all you can’ breakfast. Honestly, it was ok. I am a picky eater when it comes to breakfast, so many of the foods I chose not to eat (eggs, crispy pork rind, sausage). Everyone else had full plates and seemed to be enjoying the food. To me, what I did have was ok food for the price. The potatoes were under-cooked, the pea soup was not seasoned (what am I, on Top Chef?!) there was very few ‘lighter’/healthy items and both P and I did have that greasy breakfast feeling afterwards. The coleslaw was delicious (I may have eaten the entire bowl) and you cannot go wrong with real maple syrup! Max enjoyed his food so much that he ate 6 pancakes, two pieces of ham, coleslaw and bread! I do think the price of $25 was a bit steep for what was on offer (especially compared to Strathmere’s events), especially the styrofoam cups for drinks – why?!. But it was a fun experience. It was also nice to get out as a family!
What did you do today?
Do you like pancakes?
Have you ever had real maple syrup?
Note: I was not compensated in any way for writing this post (hahaha – I wish!). All opinions are my own – except Max’s comment on his lunch – he made that comment himself.