Do you do anything for Super Bowl Sunday?  Around here, we celebrate it as if it were a holiday.  My husband would take the kids out to do the grocery shopping.  Have I ever told you that my husband would always do the grocery shopping?  He wasn’t always good at it. It was hard for him to remember that a soft eggplant is too ripe but a hard peach is too green.  He wasn’t much interested in fruits or vegetables but come Super Bowl Sunday he would go all out.  So the kids loved it as they would go aisle after aisle tossing in the cart whatever suited their fancy.  There were no restrictions.  All the treats that were usually not available at the house were invited to watch the football game with us.  Sometimes we would have human guests and sometimes not.  We never had a big T.V. but people would still come over to watch the game and celebrate it with us.

Now, I’m not much of a football fanatic.  In fact, I don’t follow it at all but I like having people over.  After a 40 hour work week and cleaning the house for guests, it’s always really hard for me to prepare food.  I’m usually exhausted.  That’s why I’m always looking for make ahead recipes for company.  If you have been following me for a while, I’m sure you have gathered that I like to cook from scratch.  I’m not one for processed foods.  It can be an arduous task to make everything from fresh and good ingredients.  Super Bowl Sunday is not a day for that.  The house is usually full of processed foods already.  I like to make Make-Ahead Pizza Rolls with store bought dough, which makes it so much faster and convenient.  The recipe is on the blog just search for it.  This recipe is also a roll but more like a sandwich.  It uses store bought bread dough.  You could substitute it for homemade if you have the time.  I use the traditional fillings of mozzarella, ham and salami but you could change that to suit your taste.  Make this a few days ahead, wrap it in foil and refrigerate it.  Then stick it in an 350º oven for 15-20 minutes to reheat.  Or spend 20 minutes the day of and bake for 30 minutes and serve.

It’s fun and easy.  You make 12 servings with this recipe.  All you do is roll up the ingredients in the two loaves of bread and bake.  Then it’s TA-DA!  Sandwiches for everyone.  It’s yummy and fun to eat.


2 – 1lb. loaves Frozen White Bread Dough (I used Bridgford), thaw according to directions

1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese

8 oz. thinly sliced Ham

8 oz. thinly sliced Salami

1/2 cup chopped Parsley

1 Egg for egg wash


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a cookie or jelly roll sheet with parchment paper. If you have never worked with parchment paper, check out my tips on the Celebration Cake post.  I used a silpat.  Coat with non-stick spray.  (No need if you are using a silpat.)

On a lightly floured surface, roll out one Bread Dough Loaf into a 14 x 10 inch rectangle.

Sprinkle Dough with 1/4 cup Mozzarella, leaving 1/2 inch border all around.

Layer 1/2 of the Ham slices overlapping, still leaving the 1/2 inch border.

Top with another 1/4 cup Mozzarella.  Layer 1/2 of the Salami slices overlapping.

Press gently.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the Parsley and 1/4 cup Mozzarella.

Tightly roll up from the long side.  Pinch the seams and ends to seal.  Place on the baking sheet seam side down.  Repeat with the second loaf.  Place 4 inches apart.  Brush with egg wash consisting of 1 Egg and 1 tsp. Water slightly beaten.  Cut 3 slits on top of each loaf.

Bake for 30 minutes or until tops are brown.  Let cool. Slice and serve warm.


Each serving contains 361 Calories, 17g. Protein, 37g. Carbs, 2g. fiber, 16g. Fat.

Eat well, drink well, and live well.  Until next time.





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