Tag Archives: dinner

The Night Of The Lazy Takeaway

I love my job, I really do. Working for an online casino website really keeps you on your toes. Working at SlotPrince.com you can guarantee there will never be a dull day. The online casino world is so competitive that no one can be sure that they are secure, I’ve seen business fall, and fall fast. It sounds scary but it truly fuels the creative juices, keeping one step ahead of the competition brings out great things in all of the staff.

While it’s often inspiring, it can also wear you out both mentally and physically, so when (again) I completely forgot that I had planned a dinner party, and instead passed out on my  couch half-way through a thrilling episode of Grey’s Anatomy, waking up to my hungry friends knocking on my door was a little embarrassing.

Mr David Gent was nice enough to suggest a takeaway dinner party. That was the greatest idea I had heard all day! The only problem was that whenever a group of people decide to order take out they can never decide on exactly what to order. On this occasion Angela wanted Chinese but Toby had Chinese for lunch, David wanted sushi and Angela would be up for that but Toby felt more like burgers and this went on for a while.

I literally fell asleep again waiting for them to decide what to eat. I was just glad I didn’t have to cook anything. Finally I woke up to Toby holding a large slice of pepperoni pizza below my nose. It was one of those great moments you have in life when you realize exactly why you love all of your friends.

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!

Source: Imgur
Source: Imgur


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.