Olympic Poutine & February Favorites
I was SO hoping the US was going to pull out another win against Canada when they tied up the game, but no such luck. Sad day. 😦
I’m mature enough to accept that Canada has a great team, so tonight’s dinner was a tribute to Canadians.
Here’s the story: the other morning the husband and I were watching the Today Show where they were talking about the Canadian dish called poutine. To my understanding it’s basically French fries with gravy and cheese curd. Just the description makes me want to gag, but in typical male fashion the husband thought it sounded awesome.
I had a big bag of potatoes I got at the grocery store for sixty cents the other day (no joke) so I decided to make a huge batch of baked fries and save some for later. (I made one batch spicy and one savory). As a joke, I said “hey we could have poutine” since the game ended seconds before I started cooking dinner.
Never make jokes you aren’t prepared to follow through on. The husband got so excited about the prospect of poutine that I couldn’t disappoint him. Oh the things we do to keep our men happy.
Lots ‘o fries (I seasoned mine with chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, s & p- baked at 425 degrees until crispy on the outside, ~30 min)
1 can mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 c vegetable (or chicken) broth
1-2 T flour
Saute onions over medium high heat. Add in mushrooms & broccoli. Stir in broth and flour- mix well, scraping onion bits of bottom.
Pour veggie-gravy mixture over fries.
Toppings: cheddar cheese, salsa, fat free sour cream
As I was plating this, I was thinking this is by far the grossest thing I’ve ever made. I kept telling myself it was just like a loaded baked potato, just in a different shape.
That’s actually exactly what it tasted like. It was kind of nice to have a crunchy –ish base, instead of just soft potato. It reminded me of the late-night covered, smothered hash browns we used to get in college. (Except definitely lightened up!)
So it wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t make it again if I had the choice. The husband ate it up within seconds- he was in poutine heaven.
My mouth was on fire when I was done- I guess I made the fries extra spicy this time around!!
I’m totally getting ready to chow down on some leftover 24, 24, 24 dessert 🙂
Some of my favorite things from February:
New ingredient: Coconut Oil
My fave DYKT discussion yet: the skinny fat phenomenon
The best breakfast ever: Baked Oatmeal
Sports nutrition series: Hydration 101
Re-celebrating weddings with 24, 24, 24 !!!
57.52 miles this month!
March has me scheduled for 72, so we’ll see how that goes…
And the winner of the Fitbook:
Random.org says it’s….
Lacey- shoot me an email (rungirlrunn at gmail) with your address so I can send you your Fitbook! Congrats!!
Time for some closing ceremonies/homework time! I’m going to be sad when the Olympics are over. What’s your favorite winter Olympic sport?