So, this is how this happened in my house.
Took the girls to the Union Burger in Penetanguishene. After going ON some weeks ago about how I really don't like going there, taking care of my diet, etc. BUT.. but... a FLYER came in the mail saying kids eat free on weekends buy one adult meal, kid gets theirs free... so I gathered up the ex and off we went. (Yes, this feels sufficiently awkward to write. Yes. What ev's..)
None of us were able to get through our Fries. Those flipping burgers are SO huge. I had a veggie burger, which I hoped would save me some face if I got busted in a burger joint. But that sucker was STILL too much food. FOUR boxes of fries came home with me. I figured, I PAID FOR 'EM! I'll use them somehow.
In the car, we joked about how to make them edible the day after. And the theory of FRENCH FRY CASSEROLE was born.
French Fry Casserole Recipe
Grab the leftover bag from the fridge. Hunt around for the PAM spray that you never use, because you didn't buy it and forget that it's there all the time. Hunt for a casserole dish in the cupboards. Wash the pretzel salt out of the casserole dish.
Again, forget to use the Pam spray on the casserole dish. Say "Screw it" to no one in particular. Put Pam back in the cupboard.
Fill a measuring cup to ONE cup of water, and scoop 4 tablespoons of Watkins Turkey gravy mix into it. Think about how you are indeed NOT a vegetarian, but most likely ARE a Hypocritarian, as you've consumed meat twice already this week, and are about to eat turkey gravy. Think about how you ALSO should probably cook the gravy first, but then realize the oven will do that dirty work for you, and it saves you from having to dirty an extra pot.
Pour that shite over your fries till they are about halfway covered. They are pretty dry and are gonna suck that stuff up.
Grate some cheese. We had cheddar in the house, so that's what went on. It was a fairly generous amount.
Surprise. That looks SUSPICIOUSLY like POUTINE. Tastes SURPRISINGLY like poutine.
Second-hand, day old, fast food fries SAVED.
So, the final results: Both the girls ate it. The fries were revived from drying out a bit in the fridge with all that gravy. It was awesome. And, I'm sure I'll have a new zit tomorrow to prove it. Oh, and the last step was to put the cauliflower and broccoli BACK in the fridge because no one ate any. Put them in a casserole tomorrow.