What else is there to Canadia other than Ice Hockey and Mooses..

POUTINE!!!!

The first time I had it was in 2012 in Windsor, Canaaaaadia… literally 5 minutes away from where I was staying in Detroit. At a little place called Frenchy’s Poutinery.  I’ve heard about this creation but never had it.  And when I was living in Seattle and going to Vancouver all the time, I was too little to even care about food.

Look at me, all dressed up and excited to go.

I think we ordered a few meats on here.  It was messy, gooey and over-flowing.  When I think of gravy, I think of Thanksgiving gravy… thick, dense and heavy…. but poutine gravy is more like a thicker jus.  The fries got soggy after a bit since it got so covered with stuff…..

So, now comes the part of the review.  I recently went to Ontario/Niagra Falls with family and was told by C that I had to hit up Smoke’s Poutinerie. HAD TO.  I was so sick that morning from being so underdressed and cold and smoke covered at the casino the night before… but I HAD TO GO TO CANADA FOR POUTINE!

I ended up getting an original one.  Simple.  Crispy fries.  Chunks of cheese curds and that light thin gravy I talked about earlier.  It was like 4pm and my first meal of the day – the fam weren’t too into it but I loved it.  I liked that the fries stayed crispy :] YUM!

And of course I left my mark! @misstiffie

So as soon as L saw me post pictures of poutine, he got poutine-envy; So for July 4th, I made a mini poutine bar for the party he threw.  I make a mean double fried fries :]  And in the back I had a mushroom gravy which I thinned down with chicken stock – and I added some white pepper for more of a bite.

My 40 (but not a Colt) – Bigger than K and I’s head

My first bowl.  My skinny rosemary fries, cheese curds (ranch flavored but I couldn’t taste it), my gravy, pulled pork and topped with crumbled chunks of crispy bacon!  I even microwaved it a bit so the curds would get super gooey!!!

I also made some fresh watermelon margaritas for everyone.

Ps. Don’t let a drunk person piggyback you while you’re drunk in a crowded area.

Pps. if that lady who wanted to hit me ever reads this. You still suck.

So yay for Canada for actually having a few cool things, even though it’s still really easy to “blame Canada” and make fun of Canada eh… HAH :]

Oh Canada……. just for Poutine

I just read this article that my friend Michelle just sent me on FB.  Haha 10 things they don’t tell you about marrying a chef. Okay, so I’m only dating one but they are so true.  Busy busy people so I cherish every minute we can get together.  I love when he gets off early or surprises me during the day for a few minutes.  So W got out early on Friday and we decided to head into CANADA for dinner!

All dressed up and ready to go….

I LOVE this dress/top.  I’ve been obsessed with buying stuff from Dolls Kill recently.  Spicing up my wardrobe a bit :]

Need to keep warm… still ended up freezing whilst we waited for the bus back into the States.. womp womp fail.  WHY THE HELL IS DETROIT/WINDSOR SO COLD?

Honestly it took longer to get to the tunnel entrance to get on the bus TO Windsor than it took to get there.  It’s only 4$ to get on the bus to cross the bridge to Canada. AND if the machine doesn’t accept your cash 3x we get on for free. Haha so we actually got a free ride there AND back!

Literally took barely a minute to get to Canada.

Psyched!!!

SUPER PSYCHED!!!

Our first international trip ;] Hahahaha… and we survived!  It was easier getting into Canada than getting back into the States… LOL so much more security.

THIS IS A FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!

YAY we’re in CANADIAAAAAAAAA!!!

We headed over to Caesars since it was pretty empty for a Friday night.  We could see people getting ready for Cinco de Mayo – which was the next day – but still EMPTY?!?!?!.. on a Friday night?!?!?.. so guess all the action is in the casino…

YAYYY we split 20$ to spend on playing random silly slot machines and I lost most it… W won most of it back and then at the end of the night I wont 14$ which gave us 9$ extra WOOHOO which ended up being poutine $$ lol

We were hungry so… obviously we wanted our Poutine!

As we walked back to the Poutinery… this is our view of Detroit from Oh Canadia HEE HEE

Frenchy’s Poutinery. W already did his research before we came. WOOHOO.

We split a regular with classic gravy, cheese curds and montreal smoked meat.  We should’ve gotten a large or two regulars. Next time :] It was a tad salty but was expected!, but SOOO amazing….. fresh fries… MMM and those cheese curds really got my mojo going.  Especially the ones on the bottom that started getting melty and gooey :]

And yes, this was under 9$ LOL… before we got waters LOL

W was a sweetheart and let me have a lot of gooey cheese curds.. hehehe… I let him have more of the smoked meat.  SOOOO GOOOOOD!!!… also made him miss his Canadian buddy Spike :] TEEHEE..

We should’ve timed the bus schedules better cuz afterwards we ended up waiting for the bus in the cold for like a half an hour. Haha. Turns out it was the same driver that drove us into Canadia… LOL.. Great times!  Next time 1. Learn Bus Schedule 2. Get more Poutine 3. Get pho!