Remember this ice storm of December 21st 2013 and how I was freaking out because of all the food we bought?
This food was what I was worried about spoiling in the fridge before being cooked:
BACON AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE PIZZA
This was our starter. A little appetizer of pizza!
LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES
A side dish.
BACON WITH POTATOES, ONIONS & REBLOCHON CHEESE MELTED ON TOP
The main attraction.
Tartiflette as I like to explain to fellow Canadians is like the higher-end, WAY more expensive version of a poutine, which is Quebec’s national dish (fries covered in cheese curds and gravy).
This is what goes into a Tartiflette:
Beautiful red pearl onions ready to go
Bacon chopped, fried and deglazed with Pouilly Fuisse
Deglazing the bacon with this wine so that it doesn’t stay greasy
..then having the potatoes baked so that when they’re covered in cheese they still have a bit of a texture:
And lastly, the block of Reblochon cheese goes on top to melt into delicious ooey-gooey-ness:
which ends up looking like this:
Would you believe this is the LOW fat version? There’s barely any melted cheese on there (BF is still going strong on not eating as much cheese and meat as before).
Our normal Tartiflettes before he changed into becoming more vegan-y look like this.
There are bacon and potatoes hidden underneath that bucket of melted cheese… somewhere.
Then you get this as a helping:
Seeing as going vegan doesn’t really do anything for my stomach (I see and feel no benefit in eating less cheese or meat, unlike BF who has a sensitive stomach), I kind of wistfully miss the good ol’ days.
It was so rich, that dessert was a nap.
HOW DID YOUR CHRISTMAS FEAST GO?