Go Montreal Go
May 14, 2014 9:29 pm
Updated: May 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Of course I'm referring to the Montreal Canadiens hockey club, now one of the final four vying for the Stanley Cup. I suppose to a lot of you, a post about a sports team, especially hockey, will seem like a post about soccer would to me. I scratch my head
and walk away thinking, how can people watch that blindingly slow game...
However I am Canadian and like most Canuckleheads, I was raised with the saturday night ritual of Hockey Night in Canada and early on in 1970, we got our own team in British Columbia, my poor downtrodden Vancouver Canucks, who didn't make the playoffs this
year (the bums). So like a good BC boy I seek out the only alternative left and that would be Colorado, but ahem, they too got knocked out, then Minnesota, but sheesh, Chitown killed em. SO thusly, I now cheer for Montreal.
And you gotta know, Montreal now has a fan base of about 29,000,000 people. So let the maple syrup flow and the poutine burble. Can poutine burble? I'm thinking perhaps briefly, if the gravy and the french fries are really hot when you mix them, you might
get a wee burble.
Meanwhile this night I made a delicious butter chicken, I do enjoy the Indian eats and butter chicken is a fave. I bought some papadums to go with and they were crunchy and tasty. I wish I could feel justified in buying a gallon of oil just to make some vegetable
pakora but sigh, that would make for an expensive side dish. When cooking ethnic foods, especially those from poorer countries, I'm always amazed at how bleeding expensive it is for me to make their food.
I made a jambalaya a few days ago and it was delicious, we got 6 feeds out of it but even at 6 feeds it was 10$ a plate. The butter chicken will feed me 3 times but the cost will be around 8$ a plate. If I made pakoras, I'd have to spend an additional 24$.
Of course those ingredients could make a heck of a lot of pakoras but who wants that everyday?
Happy eating you all, and where the heck is Mike Harvey these days?