Happy Canada Day! So confession first, I totally shopped last night for the ingredients to make Nanaimo Bars in celebration of Canada Day (for those of you who have no idea what the hell a Nanaimo Bar is (which was me until 9 o'clock last night); they are a traditional Canadian dessert. I have since learned that in short, they are a taste of heaven. A buttery, chocolatey coconutty, taste of heaven. They are Rich in flavor (and probably calories) and very, very, very, very, yummy. There are many different versions of these treats. I chose ones with almonds and coconut because I like almonds and coconut! Did I mention they are very yummy!? Check em out!
So how exactly did I end up dressed in Mittens in July wearing my red and white with some crazy yummy bars I had never heard of until yesterday!? Good question. Well we recently hired a Canadian transplant at work so now that I work with a Canadian I figured I need to be respectful of her so when I learned (yesterday) that today was Canada Day, I decided to go all out for the occasion! I am wearing red and white and my mittens from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and I will be eating some of those delicious bars shortly. Heck I may even run through KFC and request some poutine if I get really ambitious! Apparently they will prepare it if requested in the US and in Canada it is a menu favorite!