It’s time for some Poutine!
This is one of those dishes that I knew about for so long but had never given it a whirl. And to be honest, I don’t know if I had ever tried it before. So when I made this one weeknight evening, I not only got to introduce Poutine to Mr. Sauce (who has moved in with me, btw), it was my introduction to Poutine as well.
I received this package of Poutine gravy mix in the Canada Box. I just had to supply the fries and cheese curds.
For some reason or another I knew that at MOM’s Organic they carry cheese curds.
I don’t know why I know this because I really don’t buy anything else there. Have you been to a MOM’s? It’s like a smaller Whole Foods.
Honestly, I feel like a fraud when I’m in there–I’m not a vegan who wants to eat organic and have a wheatgrass juice. And I am sure that I use health and beauty products that are probably killing the dolphins somehow.
Plus, they sell cricket products. Like, food made of crickets. There aren’t live crickets there, but I still divert my eyes from that section when I am grabbing seaweed snacks and Mary’s Gone Crackers when I’m in that aisle.
But whatever. I sucked it up, went in, and bought the cheese curds.
As I was making the instant gravy:
Mr. Sauce: What the hell is Poutine?
Me: They’re French fries with gravy. And cheese curds.
Mr. Sauce: So, they’re like Disco Fries?
Me: Yeah, I guess they’re like Disco Fries (I don’t know exactly what Disco Fries are).
Mr. Sauce: But what the hell is a cheese curd?
Me: I don’t know. I think it’s the leftovers when they make cheese? They eat them in Wisconsin.***
Mr. Sauce: What?
Me: Let’s just try them.
Damn. These were good. So good that I put the extra gravy in little baggies and froze them for future use.
I’ll still have to go into the MOM’s for more cheese curds, but I’ll survive.
There is still more to come from the Canada Box! I think I’m going to dig into some of that candy tonight.
***If you want to learn more about cheese curds, click HERE. Apparently I wasn’t too far off on my cheese curd knowledge.