Stromboli. Was there ever a more delicious word? It carries with it warm Mediterranean breezes, long afternoons getting lost in cobble stone villages, and endless rolling vowels. Ever since I visited Italy as a surly teen, I have been convinced that I live in the wrong country. And state of mind.
There is something to be said for a country that celebrates both pizza and gelato with such vigor. If I had a family crest it would have "In Pizza We Trust" emblazoned across it with some sort of regal eagle gripping a slice of Neapolitan pizza in one set of talons and a cone of lemon gelato in the other.
That's a flag I can get behind any day of the week.
What I love most about this stromboli is how easy it is. It's basically a ginormous, delicious Hot Pocket, without any of the weird frozen food taste. It is just pure goodness: sweet tomato sauce, savory sausage, and scads of lovely melted cheese.
While I have sub zero interest in football generally speaking, I can totally rally around any afternoon that is spent eating food like stromboli.
And hot dips.
And potato chips. (Can I even tell you how many potato chips I have consumed in the past 48 hours? It would be too embarassing to reveal so let's just say that it was lots. Of both the kettle and wavy Ruffles variety. Don't judge.)
Plus, when I eat stromboli, I can tune out the game exquisitely and imagine myself back in Positano with waves lapping at my toes and me squinting at Capri shining on the horizon. The perfect way to escape Michigan's winter misery, yes?
I am beyond excited to share this Easy Sausage Stromboli recipe over on The Collaboreat! In the words of the fine Beastie Boys, ch-check it out! (Guys, I miss the early aughts in a major way.)