Well, apparently we're poised to be hit with a new major snowstorm. This, despite a week of almost spring-like weather that managed to finally melt the enormous mounds of snow left over from the last one.
Weather.com currently is telling me that I can expect my area to get 1 to 3 inches of snow tonight and another 6 to 10 inches tomorrow. 8 to 12 inches may fall in the town where I work - who knew a 30 minute drive north could make that big a difference?
So, since I may find myself housebound tomorrow, here's a recipe that takes advantage of foods you may have waiting for you in your freezer - frozen french fries and leftover holiday gravy.
1 30 oz. bag of frozen french fries
2 c. gravy (chicken or beef...although the gravy in the picture was leftover turkey gravy from Thanksgiving), thawed if frozen
8 oz. cheddar cheese (preferably "cheese curds" - although small balls of fresh mozzarella will work too)
Salt to taste
1. Cook the fries according to package directions in either the oven or with a deep fryer (I oven cook mine).
2. While the fries are cooking, reheat the gravy until thoroughly heated through and bubbly on medium heat.
3. When the fries are done, remove them to your serving platter (drain them first on paper towels if you deep fried them). Salt the fries to taste. Scatter the cheese curds over the fries and then drown everything in gravy. Eat immediately with lots of cold beer to wash everything down.
Serves 3-4 very hungry people.
Try this. Seriously. Gravy, fries and cheese - how could it possibly be bad?