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#11912614 - 03/20/17 Good Gravy... Who does this ?
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Back in the early 80's, I lived in Vanderhoof BC. I befriended a gentleman that lived south of Vanderhoof approximately 60km's,

He lived very much like these people on the current Alaska reality shows. Off grid. Log cabin, no electricity, no running water, wood stove for heating etc.

When he cooked his dinner, it was always fried. Did not matter what it was. When he was done frying the meat, he ALWAYS made gravy with the meal. Some days I think that he drank it like soup. Said that he always wanted something hot in his stomach.

So, here is the $64,000 question. Is this a common thing with people living in the bush ? Making gravy even if you have nothing to put the gravy on ?
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#11912716 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: Owl]
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Growing up, and not in the bush, but rural Idaho...

Frying pan gravy was a staple back the day. From my granddad's early logging days, gravy went on/in about every meal that involved a skillet.

He had power and running water, but kept up an outhouse until he passed.

I think it's more of how you were raised, and the patterns that became habits throughout life, than the location.

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#11913183 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: Owl]
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Gravy is a dish for on the table, costs just a little flour or corn starch. Older folk wasted nothing. And if you have some bread, you have something to put gravy on. Also the meat.
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#11913274 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: Owl]
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And, done right, gravy just makes most meals better.

Canucks, some that is, like gravy on French fry's.
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#11913288 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: Owl]
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I have friends that just eat (or drink) gravy. One is 88 years old years. I ask him if he was in WW II and he said "Hell I won the Damn thing". Gravy hasn't hurt him yet!

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#11913757 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: wabigoon]
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Originally Posted By wabigoon
And, done right, gravy just makes most meals better.

Canucks, some that is, like gravy on French fry's.


Homemade fries and gravy plus a bit of vinegar. Good to go!

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#11913829 - 03/20/17 Re: Good Gravy... Who does this ? [Re: Oldcoot]
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Originally Posted By Oldcoot
I have friends that just eat (or drink) gravy. One is 88 years old years. I ask him if he was in WW II and he said "Hell I won the Damn thing". Gravy hasn't hurt him yet!


My dad is 88. He was 16 when WWII ended. He did make Korea on Uncle Sam's dime.
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