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The Night We Had Breakfast For Dinner

It was a funny night, I had invited a few friends over for another one of my dinner parties but I had to work late, so I didn’t have time to buy the ingredients for the dinner I had planned. My fridge was empty apart from breakfast stuff and a few beers, and my guests would be over within the hour.

I came close to canceling when I had one of those epiphany moments. Why don’t we just have breakfast? I had all I needed to make pancakes, plus I had maple syrup, sausages, Canadian bacon and eggs. It was morning somewhere so we might as well let out hair down, relax and have what I like to call “Dinfast”

I was flipping some pancakes when Toby walked in “I had a nap before I came, I think I must of overslept?” he said with a smile. He asked me what was going on and I told him I was a genius that had invented a new craze to which he replied “You forgot to go to the shops didn’t you”

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Angela and Dean were equally confused but excited all the same. “It’s gonna be weird eating pancakes and drinking beer, my brain will be all confused” joked Angela.
I made a couple of ham and cheese omelettes, some hash browns and served up the “Dinfast” with a healthy sized jug of Canadian ale.

“All the kids in Brooklyn and Portland will doing this before you know it” I said. “And having roast lamb and pot roasts for breakfast?” asked Dean, “Exactly” I replied “I’ve just started a new craze.

I’ll be the first to admit that it felt a little strange eating breakfast at night, but that didn’t stop it from being fun. There is something about cutting though a syrupy stack of pancakes and then taking a long sip of a pale ale that makes you feel truly free. I highly recommend “Dinfast” to all!

Chili Con Carne Feast

Yesterday I had a dinner party because Ted Johnson challenged me to make the best chili con carne ever. He had heard from a mutual friend that I make a mean chili, and he wanted to put it to the test. I like Ted, we have a funny little rivalry going since I work for SlotPrince.com and he is the technical manager at SlotTavern.com, one of our main competitors. We constantly joke about which company is on top (it’s totally ours) and turn everything into a competition.

Last month he bested me in a beer tasting competition, which I lost on a technicality, so everything was at steak to make this chili the best chili anyone had ever tasted.
I love chili and the secret to great chili is the right beans, the right beef and don’t over do it. Plus my mother taught me a little secret to making it pop, which I shall take to my grave!

The great thing about chili is it’s versatility. You can have a chili dog, chili fries, chili on rice, chili macaroni, chili Poutine, the list is endless. For sophistication purposes I decided to have chili on a bed of basmati rice, and as my doorbell rang I had a little taste and I knew Ted would be speechless.

Angela bounced into my home holding a six-pack of Moosehead Lager, and that was the first sign that it was going to be a great  night. She was excited to taste my chili so I gave her sneak peak and she loved it.

Toby and my friend Daniel Reed arrived together soon followed by Ted who brought a six-pack of Labatt 50 a delicious blonde ale along with him. We all talked for a while and then I unleashed my chili masterpiece.

Ted took one spoonful and tried his best not to smile but he couldn’t resist.
“Fair enough dude, this is awesome”  he said. He still claimed  he could make a better chili but I took his joyous face as a victory and accepted my self-proclaimed title of the chili-king!

Poutine, Poutine, Poutine!

Poutine is my favorite dish. Maybe because it goes so well with or after a few beers. Maybe is because it was the first thing I learnt to cook in college, or maybe because it’s so bad it’s good, I don’t know, but I’ve always had the Poutine bug for many years and haven’t been able to shake it.

For those of you that don’t know Poutine is a traditional Canadian dish that started in Quebec. Essentially it consists of french fries  topped with gravy and cheese curds (mouth watering?) If you grew up in Canada you have had this dish at least once, and if you are me you eat this dish far more than you should.

What I love about it is the dish is so simple, it gives you room to be creative. Why not go with one of my mantra’s: “Add Canadian bacon to everything” or literally spice it up, with some jalapenos, with Poutine, the sky’s the limit!

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Yesterday I called Eric and asked him if he was up for some homemade Poutine to which he replied “You had me at homemade, I’m on my way”  When Eric arrived we spent most of our time talking about how different cooking smells link to different memories.

Poutine reminded him of his dad and all the Hockey games they went to in his youth, for me the smell reminded me of the amusement park food trucks and how the smell of candy mixed with Poutine would leave you dizzy with joy.

We watched Hockey, had a few beers and had some Poutine, for those that are uninitiated nothing does better with Poutine than some Hockey and beer. This time around I decided to add  Canadian bacon a dash of nutmeg (trust me) and some chilli on the side. It was so good Eric and I had two helpings and sported what we call “Poutine baby bumps” for the rest of the evening.

 

 

Sushi Pizza

You have to try this. My friend from work, Gabriel Holice, told me about this amazing thing that he had tried in Montreal…the Sushi Pizza! Yes two of the greatest things in the world colliding since pancakes and bacon, sushi and pizza! I could barely contain myself so a few days after Gabriel told me, and a few failed attempts, I called up the gang and set a date for Sushi Pizza night.

It can be quite hard to make, so I strongly suggest the use of Wikipedia and YouTube, but essentially all you need is fried rice patty, salmon and avocado, the rest is up to you. When Angela arrived we laughed at how she had assumed I had meant sushi and pizza, not a sushi pizza, and when she saw it baking away in the oven her excitement almost matched my own.

Toby, Eric and my close friend David Gent all joined us. I’m slightly jealous of David, his job is one that causes a lot of envy in our circle of friends, well mainly the guys are jealous, because he is head of content at AsianPornVideos.xxx. That’s right, he get’s paid to look at porn all day!

Finally the sushi pizza was ready and I served it up, it’s one of those dishes that genuinely look like a work of art if you get it right. It tasted amazing, and we all wondered why we hadn’t ventured down the sushi pizza road sooner.

David went overboard on the wasabi and we joked it was karma for having such a cool and envious job. Angela shook her head in disagreement and probably would of told us off for acting like teenagers if she wasn’t so in awe of the sushi pizza. It truly is a dish you have to try!

Washed down with some Japanese Asahi beer it was the perfect night.

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Pasta Bakes And Canadian Bacon

I had a hard day at work and I was really looking forward to cooking, mainly because a pasta bake is one of the easiest dishes to cook and I just wanted to relax with some friends. I had already made the pasta so all I had to do was add the sauces, meatballs and Canadian bacon, yes, Canadian bacon! That sounds awesome I hear you scream, well, you’re not wrong.

 

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There is a little know secret in Canada, which basically is adding Canadian bacon will make anything greater. I put the bake in oven and waited for my guests.
First to arrive, as always, was Angela Bennett. We have been friends for years and she also works at SlotPrince.com. Then Toby Dean, who manages bands, followed by my good friend and perpetual late comer, Eric Andersson. Eric is the senior developer at BrowsingAnonymousOnline.com and seems to not only take his work home, but everywhere he goes.

As always Toby picked a record to set the party mood and spent five minutes mocking my record collection. “Kings of Leon, Sean? Come on you’re better than that!” we decided on some Jazz and I brought out some Canadian ales I managed to get on a trip to Quebec, the Molson Export’s did well to numb the pain of Toby’s teasing.

 

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We spent the evening tucking in to some great pasta bake and everyone was talking about how much they loved their jobs. Which I do, working at SlotPrince is super competitive which can be hard but trying our best to stay one step ahead of the competition is where the fun and creativity comes in. Angela agreed with me and we all seemed to be really happy with our jobs, which is a rare luxury, or maybe it was all the ales we were drinking.

Welcome To Eating With Sean!

Hello there and welcome to Eating With Sean!

My name is Sean Adams, I am 38 and live in the world’s most beautiful city, Toronto, Canada. I’m a graphic designer for the online casino bonus website SlotPrince.com and Dutch casino website online casino paypal. I love my job, the online casino industry keeps me forever on my toes, so there is never a dull day.

Another passion of mine is food! I love cooking it and I love eating it, and I regularly host dinner parties. To me there is nothing greater than good food and plenty of beer shared with loved ones.  My dear friend, Eric Andersson, who is a regular attendee to my shindigs, said my dinner parties were so awesome (his words not mine) that I should start blogging about them, so here we are.

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My favorite dish has to be Poutine, it’s a traditional Canadian dish so it’s a little bias on my part, but I challenge anyone to eat a plate of Poutine and not smile with delight. I’m not sure which genius thought to put gravy on fires, with cheese, but whoever he is, he deserves a medal!

I also love a good Pâté Chinois which is another Canadian dish, which is basically the same as the British Sheppard’s Pie, but with a little Canadian flavor. This is my favorite dish to cook, it takes a lot of artistry to get it right, but when you do it’s totally worth it.

 

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One of the features of my dinner parities is beer. Some people are connoisseurs of wine, whiskey and scotch, well I’m a beer connoisseur. My friend David and I went on a beer tour in Quebec and sampled the top 100 beers in Canada, luckily though it wasn’t all on the same night. Beer plays a big part at my dinner parties, I ask guests not to bring wine, bring beer!

I’m looking forward to sharing my dinner party exploits with you, I may also share some top secret ingredients and tips I use to make my food delicious.