Happy Canada Day!
The summer is here and what better way to celebrate our great country than with food? (Actually what better way to celebrate ANYTHING really…)
Being home on holidays gives me the opportunity to do lots of cooking which makes me (and Andrew) very happy. Today was no exception…but there was one caveat to the food prepared: It had to be Canadian..or at least Canadian named.
We started our patriotic foray into food at lunch with sweet potato poutine. I LOVE poutine…crispy fries, melty cheese and salty gravy…what’s not to love? I didn’t have any fries in the house (rarely ever do or else I would eat a lot more poutine) so I decided to cube up one of the sweet potatoes that was sitting in my pantry.
I tossed it with some olive oil and rosemary salt and baked it for 40 minutes at 425 degrees until they were crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.
I topped the sweet potatoes with some shredded mozzarella cheese and packaged poutine gravy. Delicious!
On to our late afternoon snack: Canadian pizza rolls. I started by making my super easy pizza dough.
I layered sauce, salami (because it tastes better than the pepperoni you can buy), bacon, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese.
I sliced them and baked them at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
The verdict- I’ve decided that if we can’t, for some reason, have pulled pork pizza rolls, then Canadian ones are the way to go. The salami is a little spicy and bacon just tastes good in everything.