Saturday, June 23, 2012

Episode 97 - The Mighty Canadian Moose

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If you're ever visiting Carleton Place (which you should totally do now that I have an actual guest room you can stay in!), the visit would just not be complete without a trip to The Thirsty Moose.  This is a bar, not a large animal greeting you from the ditch as you drive into know, in case you were confused.  It's pretty much the place to be on Saturday nights around here.  Forget Ottawa bars with their flashy dance floors and fruity mixed drinks - we've got a juke box and a patio overlooking the backdoor of a pizza place!  Sometimes there's even a band playing some (mostly recognizable) rendition of "Sweet Home Alabama"! Party time!
One good thing I must say about the moose, though - what it lacks in ambiance, and well, class in general, it makes up for with this gem of an idea:

No moose were harmed in the making of this sandwich.
The Mighty Canadian Sandwich.

2 whole wheat buns
1 tsp canola oil
4 thick slices of peameal bacon
2 slices tomato
1/4 cup diced pepperonchini peppers
2 slices cheddar cheese
a few thinly sliced onions
a few leaves of spinach
1 tsp mayo
1/2 tsp dijon mustard

Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  Toss in your nice thick peameal slices and cook for 5 minutes per side.  Meanwhile, spread mayo on one side of your toasty bun and dijon on the other.  When the peameal is done cooking slap it on the bun and then top with all the other stuff.  So delicious!  So simple!

The Moose's version is slightly different, in that it comes with the peameal crusted in potato chip crumbs and with pickles instead of the hot peppers, but realistically, it tastes pretty similar to this.  I had never thought of slicing peameal nice and thick and sticking it on a bun but it's pretty genius!  Deliciously genius.

Just in case you never make it out to see The Moose in all its glory and you desperately need to experience it vicariously through us, I will leave you with a few memories from The Moose:
My, what long arms I have!

And just for good measure- the morning after!


Jessica said...

Ohhh the Moose! And don't tempt me with bragging about a spare room... someone wouldn't be happy if such a visit ever occurred haha.

Kristy said...

Someone would get over it ;)

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