Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday Nights

Once a week Meg and Vicky come over for a Thursday night social.  A few years ago Meg and I had a similar club on Thursday nights with Steph and Sarah called the Sandwich Club.  Remember guys?  That club had very strict rules. We each had to make a sandwich and no other food.  I think my favourite was the Costa Rican Grilled Cheese.  Anyway, this new club is keeping the tradition alive with good food and great company, but we no longer have to stick to just sandwiches.  This week we had poutine.

For gravy:

2 shallots diced
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of flour
2 cups of chicken stock
1.5 ounces of red wine or port ( I used wine)
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme chopped
1 can of gravy or 1/2 cup of demi glace.

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add shallots and saute until fragrant.  Add the flour and stir for a minute before adding chicken stock and stir for a couple of minutes.  Add the wine, thyme and gravy.  Cook on simmer and serve when your fries are finished cooking.   Pile the fries, top with cheese curds, pour the gravy on top and serve! 

For this recipe we used frozen fries because Thursday night food is always supposed to be quick and easy.  You can slice a sweet potato into thin strips and cook with some olive oil and salt and pepper if you like.


  1. don't pretend like you might use demi glace- we all know that you used canned gravy. And we don't judge you for it- it tasted delicious.

  2. Meg, you know I have a reputation to maintain.

  3. oh man i wish i could join thursday night socials. i love knowing the sandwich club lives on.
    remember sloppy joe night?
    and remember how sometimes we were lazy and ordered dominoes.

  4. Haha - I tink most of the tiem it was Dominoes!