They’re a tiny little gap I enjoy every year between winter and spring; and it’s called Sugar Shack time! So every year, since as far as I can remember, I went to the Sugar Shack, always on a Saturday night, and always with family and friends, to enjoy some of the finest maple syrup you can find!
I know most of you go yearly, but I’m pretty sure that some of mylemondroplife followers have no clue what I’m talking about! So, at the end of winter, the maple trees release some maple sap. You collect and boil it. It then thicker and becomes something marvelous: Maple Syrup! It’s basically Buddy the Elf’s dream come true from the Christmas movie ‘Elf’!
So two weeks ago we met up with my family at one of our favorite Sugar Shack and tried to eat as much as possible. Such an easy task! Before we ate, we enjoyed a nice horse wagon ride in a maple tree forest. The boys learned all about the syrup and they counted way too many cans. I love wagon rides, I wish they would last longer.
This year, we got to meet my cousin’s so adorable brand new daughter Evely and had time to chat up with some relatives we hadn’t seen in a while! We also ate copious amount of ‘bajoues’, or pork jowls! These are definitely Brian’s favorite. I always end up bringing some in my purse for him to eat later. On top of that, there’s also omelet, ham, bacon, potatoes, sausages, and various pickled jars. It doesn’t seem sooo special when you say it like that, but the difference it that at the Sugar Shack you don’t just eat all that food; you eat all that food with maple syrup poured on top of it and all over your plate!
I have a tip for you. The Sugar Shack has so many deserts, but you should always go for the pancake AND sugar pie. Combined them together and you’ll have the best desert ever!!! All you need to do is scrap off some of the sugar filling from the pie and spread it on the pancakes! To die for!
The boys had been great up until it was time to taste the maple taffy. Then it was all downhill from there, with them doing things they would have never even thought of doing with a normal level of sugar! So we decided to go burn off some of that energy at grandma’s!
Usually, during the March break, I do maple taffy at home. We all love it. The boys love to watch the sugar boiling and becoming syrup; and then we spread it on snow and enjoy. There’s always a fight for who gets the first piece, but it’s not too long before everybody’s full of sugar and happy anyway!
Hope you’ll get a chance to visit a Sugar Shack this year. And if you do, don’t forget what I told you about the desert! You’ll think of me and want to thank me as soon as you take that first bite of that pancake!