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He knew what he was doing.
When he hit the enter key, he knew… there was no turning back.
“For your information… hot dogs don’t belong to mac and cheese,” wrote Louisa Yukon, who lives in Tulita, NWT.
Reported your position – ALL IN THE CAPS – On CBC North’s Facebook group: The Arctic Kitchen.
It’s safe to say that you stirred the pot.
“Outright lies !!!!!!” Spence Bergen said.
“As far as I remember, the only thing that made mac ‘n’ cheese edible was hot dogs!” Fran Hurcomb said.
“My stomach said otherwise last night,” said Meagan Taylor.
“Now I have to report you not only to the managers, but also to the authorities,” said Mark Lundbek.
In fact, the vast majority of over 200 reviews favored the mac and cheese hot dogs.
(According to our gourmet readers: yes, we’re technically aware that a “hot dog” is a sausage in buns. However, all references to hot dogs here are without a bun.)
Some even said they took it one step further in preparing food.
Heather Marie Tourond-Inouye said, “I love it. Also a can of diced tomatoes, maybe some frozen peas,” said Heather Marie.
“Add onions,” Brenda Hoar said.
“My sister and grandson Bush loves mac and cheese mixed with beans,” Lillian Bartlett said.
There were few who agreed with the Yukon, but they were silenced.
We reached out to him to find out why he said something like that.
“It was all I could afford when I was in college… I ate it every day for a year, I can’t stand it now, lol,” Facebook messenger said.
He finally decided to make peace with the group members.
“After carefully reviewing each comment, I came to the conclusion that the majority of this group loves KD and sausages … lol. Well, we live in the North and food will be enough to cost an arm and a leg,” Yukon commented.
Then he shot one last shot.
“However, I respectfully stand behind my place and say NO to KD and sausages.”
What do you think? Is there room for hot dogs in macaroni and cheese?