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ranger poutine
I don't know if I've ever mentioned Ranger Pudding to anyone on my friend's list. It's a quick and dirty way to get a chocolate fix in the field. You add just a tiny bit (and I do mean a tiny bit) of water to a packet of the cocoa beverage powder that you get in an MRE, and make a paste. You can eat it with or without peanut butter. It's a nice jolt -- better when you can make it with commercial cocoa mix (and come to think of it, the paste trick would prevent those nasty lumps from forming when I go to make regular cocoa. I's smaht).

Well, today I made what I will refer to as Ranger Poutine. They had fries and chicken gravy on the line today, and shredded mozzerella on the salad bar. Mix them together, pop in the microwave for about 20-25 seconds, put a napkin over it to finish the cheese-melting process, and voila! you have something that is almost, but not quite, completely unlike poutine.

Something is missing. I think it may be salt. It was good, don't get me wrong; maybe it'd be better with brown gravy. I may try it again if they have brown gravy on the serving line. Otherwise, I think I'll hold out till I get home. The craving, at any rate, has been assuaged. And there was no room for dessert.

i feel: full full

4 trips or shoot the rapids
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crayolaab From: crayolaab Date: February 7th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It also makes the hot chocolate nice and foamy on the top; my old boss used to like her cocoa made that way. yum!
mrgrumpybear From: mrgrumpybear Date: February 7th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Whenever I had poutine in Canada, it always had chunks of chicken in it as well. I miss poutine.
xianghua From: xianghua Date: February 7th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)

Ewww. Not real gravy. I mean, Poutine is like proof that people in the north can SO cook. :P White gravy goes with EVERYTHING, and so does cheese, and frying things is good, so if you put them both on frenchfries, you have a godlike food. :P

No more caffine today, I think.

have done that before with instant cocoa packets. Had no idea it had a name.

tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 8th, 2006 07:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
I already had proof that Canadians can cook. My mom is Canadian. Not French-Canadian, but then again, most of Canada isn't French-Canadian.

The chicken gravy here was just kind of tasteless; I'm hoping that the brown gravy (which is supposed to be made with beef drippings, so yes, actually IS gravy) might taste a little better.
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