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quirky personal home food combinations....

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..what foods do you combine at home for yourself that might be considered quirky?.. example:.. i like a little milk or cream in my root beer...and know someone who puts chopped sour pickles into her mashed potatoes..yours?

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  1. I like cottage cheese with chopped tomato, which is pretty standard, chopped pickle and lots of black pepper.

    1. Chopped up pickles (and raw onions and vinegar) in black beans. It's very traditional in my SO's cuban family, but it's one of those things that you don't usually see outside of someone's home.

      1. Sausage patties on whole wheat toast with grape jelly on one side and mustard on the other.

        1. I like to spread a layer of cream cheese on my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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          1. re: DumpCake

            I have to admit, that sounds interesting, I'll have to try that one day.

            1. re: DumpCake

              old thread, but it happened to pop up... i love doing this! every morning i have an english muffin with cream cheese on one side, peanut butter on the other, and jelly in the middle.

            2. I don't often do this, but every now and then...mayonnaise in mashed potatoes. Ah, the creamy goodness!

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              1. re: jillp

                My mom would reheat leftover mashed potatoes with a bit of mayo. I love those and still do that sometimes. She'd also mix in some mayo, cheese, and finely chopped onion into leftover mashed potatoes, then sprinkle the top with paprika, then bake.

              2. My second favorite accompaniment to vanilla ice cream: regular fritos. Just scoop it up like dip. It's the salt and sweet combination.

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                1. re: Christine

                  never tried the fritos, but always loved potato chips dipped in my ice cream...plus, nacho or cool ranch doritos are rather good with breyer's vanilla bean ice cream

                  1. re: Christine

                    Christine - love a good vanilla over hot white rice (instant rice pudding !) - love the idea of the salty + ice cream and will have to try that soon - thanks

                    1. re: Christine

                      I used to LOVE fritos dipped into cream cheese.

                      1. re: momnivore

                        potato chips, pretzels, Fritos, Doritos...we dipped 'em all in cream cheese when i was in junior high & high school!

                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                          When I was in high school I loved pretzels dipped in cream cheese!! Now I love whole wheat tostitos scoops dipped in a half sour cream half salsa mixture! So unhealthy but sooo tasty!!

                          1. re: kubasd23

                            When my Mom was having salt cravings she used to take an 8 oz.package of Philadelphia cream cheese, cover the top with anchovy paste, mash it up with a little whole milk, and eat the entire thing with about half a bag of matchstick pretzels.

                          2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                            I love crunchy Cheetos dipped in cream cheese. I haven't had in years and must get some now.

                        2. re: Christine

                          Ohhhh..but I do the potato chips in chocolate ice cream. heavenly.

                        3. In the summer, favorite lunch is half a cantaloupe with a scoop of cottage cheese in the center (where the seeds used to be).
                          Tuna salad made with either pickle relish OR chopped apple mixed in.
                          Pretzels dipped in cream cheese or hoummus.

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                          1. re: BeeZee

                            Try the cantaloupe thing with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream. It's even better than with cottage cheese, although certainly not as healthy.

                            1. re: LBQT

                              Everything is better with a scoop of ice cream...
                              I do like that contrast of the slightly salty cheese with the cantaloupe, tho'...

                          2. r

                            Carrot sticks and cream cheese (especially great when the cheese is almost at room temperature).

                            1. Saltines with Hellmans (Bestfoods in ca?) Mayo... Oh, the heaven...

                              1. Good sourdough bread spread with cream cheese and covered with sliced green olived (pimentos stuffed) - second slice of bread optional!

                                1. popcorn with m&ms drizzled with butter, the m&ms melt and create a coating like you wouldn't believe!

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                                  1. re: pam ross

                                    mmm that sounds so good right now...I love my sweet/salty combos

                                    1. re: pam ross

                                      this is also a great combo at the movie theatre: a large buttered salted popcorn that you mix a bag of peanut m&m's into. they don't quite melt, but the flavor and texture combination of crispy, melty, salty sweet goodness is just outrageous.

                                    2. It is not weird to me (and maybe not to many people here) but I love cooking egg noodles, adding some corn (frozen or fresh if possible), salt and copious amounts of butter and fresh ground pepper.

                                      My son loves it too, but he is odd.

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                                      1. re: Tugboat

                                        That sounds a little like a recipe that I saw in the Zuni cookbook...corn, butter, pasta...not sure there was much else!

                                      2. Peanut butter and yellow mustard sandwiches. Try it!

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                                        1. re: Sony Bob

                                          My husband, who has a list of about a million things that he won't eat, loves this too! Can't bring myself to try it.

                                          1. re: valerie

                                            Yeah, it's really good. On toast. With a glass of milk. Be still, my arteries!

                                          2. re: Sony Bob

                                            Hey, I just tried it and it's an interesting combination. Thanks!

                                            1. re: Sony Bob

                                              I like PB with mango chutney. It's really good on toasted dark rye.

                                            2. Not my own, I'll have to think about that. But what came to mind immediately was something a old boyfriend enjoyed that shocked me at the time: filet o' fish sandwich on wonderbread with lots of grape jelly. I never had the urge to try it so it may be heavenly, who knows?

                                              1. Bacon and peanut butter on toast.

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                                                1. re: boogiebaby

                                                  I understand that was one of Elvis' favorites. Lotta good it did him.

                                                  1. re: LBQT

                                                    You are correct. There's a great book called "The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley" by David Adler. A few things I learned was he prefered the peanut butter and bacon sandwich grilled. It's good. I've had a few of 'em.

                                                    One of his other favorites (among MANY) was a sandwich called Fool's Gold. According to the author he ordered it at first because of it's mind-boggling price. It was 1976 and the sandwich cost $49.95. It consisted simply of a large loaf of Italian bread spread all over w/ butter which was then toasted in the oven. After the bread was browned you would slice it lengthwise and hollow out the inside leaving some bread against the walls. Get ready, because this is when it gets interesting. You then fill the sandwich with 1lb. of crispy hot bacon then a large jar of smooth peanut butter and a large jar of grape jelly.

                                                    There are lots of reasons he's dead, and this has to be one of them.

                                                    1. re: bryan

                                                      Got-damn- it must be one of the main ones. I'd heard that one of the main causes of death was that he was quite literally terminally constipated from narcotic use. Coupled with that kind of meal, I can really imagine how his body must have revolted against the incredible fat bombs, exacerbated by the constipation and fecal impaction. The mind boggles.

                                                  2. re: boogiebaby

                                                    When I was in HS PB&B on toast was one of the few things my mother could actually get me to eat for breakfast. Many years later it's still one of my favs, except now I like it even better on an English muffin instead of toast.

                                                    1. re: boogiebaby

                                                      boogiebaby, bacon and jam is also great!

                                                      1. re: beekeroc

                                                        Yeah! It's the best part of going out for breakfast. I alwasy save my last piece of rye toast for the last piece of bacon, and put some grape jelly on that toast before the bacon. Yum.

                                                      2. re: boogiebaby

                                                        with some ketchup on the other slice of toast please!

                                                      3. 1. Chili cheese fries (preferrably from The Hat), topped off with a good layer of Ranch Dressing and 2 dollops of sour cream

                                                        2. Green Tea with Yoo-hoo!

                                                        3. Macaroni and melted marshmallows with a swirl of buttermilk

                                                        4. Pop Tarts with a nice smear of wasabi on top - cold, not toasted.

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                                                        1. re: ipse dixit

                                                          LOL ...

                                                          Number four sounds like something you'd have to eat while playing Truth or Dare or while pledging a fraternity.

                                                          1. re: PaulF

                                                            Honestly, this is VERY GOOD.

                                                            Brown Sugar Cinn Pop Tarts with Wasabi, cold. Something about that layer of sweet frosting with the wasabi creates magic in the mouth.

                                                            1. re: ipse dixit
                                                              Suburban Sandy

                                                              I have a friend who takes a Tombstone frozen cheese pizza, then puts on hard boiled eggs and sardines. I used to think that was the quirkiest thing that I had ever seen....

                                                              1. re: Suburban Sandy

                                                                Oh my goodness, even I think that's disgusting. :-)

                                                                1. re: ipse dixit

                                                                  Well, I think it sounds damn good. Are the eggs and sardines laid cold on the hot pizza, or are they baked on, or is the whole thing eaten cold? Or all three?

                                                                  1. re: Will Owen
                                                                    Suburban Sandy

                                                                    I think that she bakes it on. It's been awhile since she's made it. I actually did taste it, and it is better than it sounds, but I wouldn't actually do it myself...but I know that you don't eat it cold (unless, of course I guess leftovers)...

                                                                    1. re: Suburban Sandy

                                                                      They eat that in Spain. I went on an exhange at age 16 and imagine my suprise when my host family served me an individual pizza with ham, boiled egg slices, and tuna.
                                                                      I think they finally figured out I didn't like it. I tried my best to eat around that stuff.

                                                                      1. re: Suburban Sandy

                                                                        You need to look at this - Giraffe neck Pancakes!! Made by celebrity TV chef, Kevin Woodford. (Also made in Spain - Marbella)

                                                                        Beats your egg pizza!!

                                                                        Link: http://www.marbellas.com/marbella/Mas...

                                                                        Image: http://www.marbellas.com/DBimage/gira...

                                                                        1. re: Gary Edwards

                                                                          i noticed some people trying to get to the giraffe recipe on marbellas.com. if it is helpfull - the full recipe is now available.

                                                                          Link: http://www.marbellas.com/marbella/mas...

                                                            2. re: ipse dixit

                                                              Oh come on. You're just bragging. You don't expect us to believe you REALLY eat that vile stuff. You almost make me want to top you. Oh, let's see...I love to eat cold oatmeal with sardines - but only after pulverizing it in the Cuisinart. Yeah, that's the ticket...and I love to scoop it up with oreos! ;)

                                                              1. re: Niki Rothman

                                                                LOL....sounds like something from a Saturday Night Live skit....

                                                                1. re: toodie jane

                                                                  this entire topic could be a saturday night live skit..dont you think that 'martha' would go nuts? but you are right! ..there are certainly some culinary doozies on the list.. love reading about all the private and quite innovative noshings! if they were all laid out on a buffet table it would look like a
                                                                  birthday party for Pee Wee!

                                                                  1. re: toodie jane

                                                                    Yep, blend it all up on your super Bass-O-Matic 76...

                                                                    1. re: toodie jane

                                                                      Yep I love everything my "Bassomatic" whips up.

                                                                  2. re: ipse dixit

                                                                    wow.. those last three are truly quirky to the max!!

                                                                  3. I sometimes eat a brand of frozen macaroni and cheese from Amy's.

                                                                    I eat it because it is the only soy cheese macaroni and cheese I can find. It's pretty good, too.

                                                                    But sometimes I eat it with a can of tuny mixed into is (sort of like a tuna casserole) or I mix in a can of Healthy Choice spicy vegetarian chili.

                                                                    I'm not sure why.


                                                                    The other one I've always done is mash hard boiled egg into my tuna salad. Sort of a tuna, egg salad combo. Not sure if that's quirky, though.

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                                                                    1. re: PaulF

                                                                      I've done the tuna and egg thing for years. I also like that Underwood Deviled Ham mixed in with egg salad.

                                                                      1. re: Candy

                                                                        They still make Underwoods!? I haven't seen that in years!

                                                                    2. Dipping barbecue potato chips into lowfat cottage cheese.

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                                                                      1. re: Frosty Melon
                                                                        Suburban Sandy

                                                                        That's not too bad, we dip potato chips in cottage cheese here at our office for lunch all the time. Not crazy about the lowfat kind, though. I love sandwiches made with white bread, margarine(has to be margarine), tomato slices, lettuce and american cheese(the kind in the plastic is best). Weird, but tasty for some reason.

                                                                        1. re: Suburban Sandy

                                                                          I really like Doritos with Cool-Whip.

                                                                          1. re: ipse dixit

                                                                            I still like potato chips dipped in Marshmallow Fluff

                                                                      2. Hummus mixed with some feta and a splash of balsamic ....on a bagel, or with a pita....then add veggies

                                                                        1. Pretzels dipped in Plain yogurt. Brought to me by a greek friend.

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                                                                          1. re: Sharon

                                                                            Try'em dipped in chocolate pudding.

                                                                            1. re: piccola

                                                                              Or french dressing (the bright orange kind).

                                                                              1. re: piccola

                                                                                And pretzel sticks dipped in Nutella. Mmmm...

                                                                            2. Microwave popcorn dipped in diet coke.

                                                                              1. Cottage cheese and yogurt mixed together. Two parts cottage cheese, 1 part yogurt. Oh, and it can only be pre-stirred, lemon yogurt, which I would never eat on its own.

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                                                                                1. re: kjhart
                                                                                  Princess Bakesalot

                                                                                  My brother and I both do that, but add wheat germ on top!

                                                                                2. * Apples and peanut butter
                                                                                  * cafeteria french fries, wrapped in dill pickles, dipped in ranch dressing
                                                                                  * Campbells chicken noodle soup with crumbled american cheese and hot sauce

                                                                                  Please forgive me.

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                                                                                  1. re: Becca Porter

                                                                                    forgiveness not necessary.....just a good stomach!
                                                                                    that was funny!

                                                                                    1. re: Becca Porter
                                                                                      janet of reno

                                                                                      apples and peanut butter are a classic combination...nothing to forgive there!

                                                                                    2. I call this the heart attack sandwich, but it's really good:

                                                                                      Potato roll with butter, grape jelly and crispy bacon!


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                                                                                      1. re: mike

                                                                                        I love bacon and jelly sammies.

                                                                                      2. Baked potato with sour cream & soy sauce.

                                                                                        1. 1) SPAM & peanut butter sandwich

                                                                                          2) peanut butter and jelly pancakes - start with a stack of pancakes and put PB & J between each layer. You can still pour on the syrup for extra sweetness. You'll definitely need a large glass of milk to go with it.

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                                                                                          1. re: AlwayzHungry

                                                                                            I think I'm going to try no.2 this weekend...

                                                                                            1. re: AlwayzHungry

                                                                                              Totally love PBJ on pancakes or waffles or french toast! I have a few relatives who think that's weird...

                                                                                              1. re: AlwayzHungry

                                                                                                In addition to peanut butter and jam, I also like Nutella or sweetened red bean paste (anko) used in Japanese desserts on my pancakes. Sometimes I'll spread all four of them on my base layer pancake with each in their separate quarters, strips or concentric circles. (Neapolitan pancake?) I also add these on my oatmeal. Of course, my wife thinks I'm nuts.

                                                                                                1. re: AlwayzHungry

                                                                                                  The pancake thing sounds quite good, if frightening rich.

                                                                                                  When I was growing up, my mum would make us pancakes as a weekend treat. My sister and I would spread nutella on some, and then butter and grated gouda cheese on some. We'd alternate, eating some nutella ones, then some cheese ones. Not growing up in a pancakes-with-syrup culture, we never thought this sweet-savoury-alternating breakfast was strange.

                                                                                                  1. re: AlwayzHungry

                                                                                                    #1. A friend raves about pb& bacon, i figured what the heck. Tasty

                                                                                                    1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                      I like a peanut butter, bacon, lettuce, and sauteed mushroom sandwich on toast.

                                                                                                  2. Dressed cold green salad with hot or warm meaty spaghetti sauce on top

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                                                                                                    1. re: Curmudgeon

                                                                                                      ..this just might be the winner!!...for real??

                                                                                                      1. re: jazzpjr

                                                                                                        Absolutely, I love the combination of crispy cold lettuce and warm spaghetti sauce. I use an oil and vinegar (dill vinegar) dressing on my salad. We have done this for more than 30 years.

                                                                                                        Link: http://www.curmudgeon.com

                                                                                                          1. re: jazzpjr

                                                                                                            I've done that with veg chili before. It's almost like a taco salad, minus the tortilla chips.

                                                                                                            Or you can use spag sauce as a dip, which I've done tons of times when there's a little left over.

                                                                                                            1. re: piccola

                                                                                                              in fact, I occasionally order at wendy's from the dollar menu... ceasar or garden salad, small order of chili and a baked potato; split the chili between the salad and the potato. cup of water...cheap and relatively healthy dinner, hot sauce, ranch dressing and sour cream available but optional!

                                                                                                          2. re: Curmudegon

                                                                                                            You know, my mother used to serve chili on lettuce strips. I think it was during a weight-loss period back in the 1970s. It was kind of a nice contrast.

                                                                                                          3. re: jazzpjr

                                                                                                            i've done this in the past too. think about it, if you have pasta and salad on the same plate and the sauce gets on the salad...makes a nice wilted salad

                                                                                                          4. re: Curmudgeon

                                                                                                            I also love this, although my sauce is meat-free.

                                                                                                            1. re: Curmudgeon

                                                                                                              It's not uncommon in some Basque restaurants to serve the beans on the salad. Very tasty.

                                                                                                            2. At one time I liked potato chip sandwiches on Wonder type bread with butter and mayo. You had to mash them down and kind of break up the chips.

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                                                                                                              1. re: Candy

                                                                                                                thanks..you reminded me..in the high school years ..every day for lunch i ate salami on rye with mustard and potato chips ON the sandwich.. can still hear the crunch..though its been eons!

                                                                                                                1. re: jazzpjr

                                                                                                                  For me it was baloney on white bread with mustard and potato chips. I ate many a sack lunch from university food service, and putting the chips on my sandwich was the only thing that got me through it.

                                                                                                                  1. re: cycloneillini

                                                                                                                    Putting chips inside your sandwich is a Philadelphia thing.

                                                                                                                    1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                                                                                                                      nah, it's an EVERYWHERE thing. i did it growing up in L.A. and still do it in San Francisco.

                                                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                          going to be chomping down on some chuno and anticuchos and saltenas in just about 6 weeks!

                                                                                                                          1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                            Just Las Paz or wider travels? Know back some chicha w/ a pisco sour chaser for me will ya?

                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                              Probably just La Paz. Short trip - 10 days - essentially just bringing by dad back from his 2 month trip. i will probably throw back a couple! BF wants me to try sandwich de chola too, which i never had when i was there. and i'm a huge fan of their "pate" - essentially, a really smooth, creamy liverwurst. i think it's much fattier than the ones commercially produced ones i get here, actually more like a pate.

                                                                                                              2. I love hummus and pickled beet sandwiches on toasted whole grain bread. But it makes for messy eating.

                                                                                                                1. Trader Joe's maple and brown sugar shredded wheat cereal with chunks of cheddar cheese...yum!

                                                                                                                  1. Steamed Cabbage and guacamole Sandwiches, on toasted buttered wheat bread with lots of mustard.
                                                                                                                    Tuna salad made with mayo,pickles,cilantro,and thai chili, scooped with tortilla chips

                                                                                                                    1. One of my uncles used o love pancakes topped with undiluted Campbell's vegetable soup. When I was a kid and my Dad was away on business my Mother would make my favorite treat - noodles mixed with canned peaches and butter toasted bread crumbs. I still love the noodle dish and still don't understand the soup on pancakes thing.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: Kass

                                                                                                                        That soup/pancake thing is definitely the winner on this whole thread.

                                                                                                                      2. j
                                                                                                                        janet of reno

                                                                                                                        I make Cambell's tomato soup according to the directions, always with milk, and then add a little garlic, basil, pepper, and cooked spaghetti. My favorite comfort food!

                                                                                                                        1. Haven't done it in years, but when I was younger, I loved ham sandwiches on buttered white bread, dipped in chocolate milk.

                                                                                                                          Still love either potato chips or fritos crunched on a PBJ.

                                                                                                                          When one of my nephews was very young, the only thing he ever wanted to eat was cottage cheese mixed in spaghtti-o's. I still cringe at the thought of it.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: DarkRose

                                                                                                                            I too love cottage cheese and spaghetti-o's! =0)

                                                                                                                            1. re: Kelly

                                                                                                                              My sister loved to put cottage cheese on her salami sandwiches.

                                                                                                                              1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                                                                                                                                Not only, my sil in Iowa was convinced she had invented it.

                                                                                                                          2. I like dry roasted sunflower seeds on my ice cream

                                                                                                                            I also like a bagel with cream cheese and a little beet horseradish.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: mar52

                                                                                                                              I love both of those!

                                                                                                                              I also like crumbled shortbread cookies on top of vanilla ice cream. Fresh (or frozen, in a pinch) strawberries go well with it, too.

                                                                                                                              Occasionally I'll blorp some sriracha on Swiss cheese...

                                                                                                                            2. I forgot to mention chopped peanuts, sliced sour pickles with pizza sauce right out of the can on my hamburgers.

                                                                                                                              Sure wish Woody's was still in business.

                                                                                                                              1. Cottage cheese is a great base for quirky combinations. I like mine with sliced green olives. Habernero sauce is good. Cinnamon. Diced Dill Pickles. Cumin. Crushed red pepper. Never done all of them at once, maybe 2 am after a night out I'll try it.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Stiff

                                                                                                                                  sorry about the double post. It's my first time. Great topic!

                                                                                                                                2. Cottage cheese is a great base for quirky combinations. I like mine with sliced green olives. Habernero sauce is good. Cinnamon. Diced Dill Pickles. Cumin. Crushed red pepper. Never done all of them at once, maybe 2 am after a night out I'll try it.

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: Stiff

                                                                                                                                    Try caraway seed too. Soooo good.

                                                                                                                                  2. Cheerios, rice crispies, or corn flakes as a mix-in with vanilla ice cream.

                                                                                                                                    Iceberg lettuce leaf/crushed plain potato chip rollups.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: toodie jane

                                                                                                                                      The icre cream thing sounds really good.

                                                                                                                                      As for my quirky combination, my mom used to make mayonaise and sprout sandwiches on toasted white or pita bread. I like just mayonaise and crusty bread sometimes, or I add a leaf of boston lettuce.

                                                                                                                                    2. Canned sardines or smoked oysters and chopped green onion, stirred into cottage cheese with maybe a little buttermilk ranch dressing or mayo, and spooned out with Ritz crackers (though saltines will do). Used to be my favorite at-work lunch, too.

                                                                                                                                      I also, all on my own, discovered and developed a passion for grilled peanut butter and cheese sandwiches, though I hated PB as a child. I told my mom about this, and she did a double-take and said, "That was your father's favorite sandwich when I met him!"

                                                                                                                                      1. I love hot rice mixed with italian dressing, chunky salsa, and a little mayo. I like to top it with cottage cheese, a fried egg and lots of salt and pepper.

                                                                                                                                        1. For me, it's the sandwich we would make on canoe trips back in my summer camp days.

                                                                                                                                          On thick slices of dense wheat bread:

                                                                                                                                          Beef salami
                                                                                                                                          Peanut Butter
                                                                                                                                          A little extra mustard
                                                                                                                                          and some cheddar

                                                                                                                                          it had the sweet/salty thing going on.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: Sic Fan

                                                                                                                                            wow!!!! big time quirky...thats a first..peanut butter/jelly and salami..!!..especially in a canoe!

                                                                                                                                            1. re: jazzpjr

                                                                                                                                              it's quirky, and i'll admit, not all that good. but it really crams in the calories, which is what you want while on a canoe trip.

                                                                                                                                          2. i do a lot of things with cottage cheese:

                                                                                                                                            add splenda and sugar free strawberry jelly

                                                                                                                                            add splenda and cinnamon

                                                                                                                                            add splenda and cocoa (sometimes nuke it for a few seconds and it kinda tastes like cheesecake)

                                                                                                                                            1. i do a lot of things with cottage cheese:

                                                                                                                                              add splenda and sugar free strawberry jelly

                                                                                                                                              add splenda and cinnamon

                                                                                                                                              add splenda and cocoa (sometimes nuke it for a few seconds and it kinda tastes like cheesecake)

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: lacey

                                                                                                                                                I like my cottage cheese with sugar and black pepper.

                                                                                                                                              2. bacon dipped in maple syrup...sweet and salty!

                                                                                                                                                1. Cook some elbow macaroni, drain, put in 2-3 tbs of butter add ketchup ans salt. Yummy, yummy comfort food!

                                                                                                                                                  1. I used to be covinced that *everything* went well with kimchi. What actually does work is the combination of kimchi with potato chips-- I think I used to get Pringles.

                                                                                                                                                    A more recent thing: toasted pecans with crystallized ginger, preferably with some spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and perhaps cardamom

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: j~

                                                                                                                                                      Those pecans sound good. I usually toss them with caramelized raw sugar, cumin, and a pinch of salt, with smoked paprika sometimes added in.

                                                                                                                                                    2. ..my sister puts grated parmesan cheese into her tuna fish salad...

                                                                                                                                                      1. -McDonalds french fries dipped in a chocolate milkshake.

                                                                                                                                                        -peanut butter & bacon sandwiches on toasted bread. Sometimes I add sharp cheddar slices.

                                                                                                                                                        -sharp cheddar cheese sandwich on white bread with jalapeno chips crunched in between.

                                                                                                                                                        -macaroni & cheese mixed with gravy.

                                                                                                                                                        -tortilla chips dipped in sour cream then queso & sprinkled with hot sauce.

                                                                                                                                                        -granny smith apples with sharp cheddar chunks wrapped in a slice of ham.

                                                                                                                                                        -white (or brown) rice cooked in vegetable beef soup (instead of water), used to make this when I was younger. The rice absorbs all the flavors of the soup & you have veggie & beef bits in the rice, this is good with gravy on top too.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jilli42

                                                                                                                                                          I LOVE McDonalds cheeseburgers dipped in their sweet and sour sauce and their fries with extra salt dipped in their bbq sauce. Soo gross but soooo good! =0)

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jilli42

                                                                                                                                                            "granny smith apples with sharp cheddar chunks wrapped in a slice of ham."

                                                                                                                                                            That actaully sounds really freaking good, or maybe wrapped in prosciutto!
                                                                                                                                                            or coppa!

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jilli42

                                                                                                                                                              I'm totally with you on the peanut butter, bacon, and cheese on toast, but I also add a layer of scrambled eggs. I've been doing variations with these ingredients since I was a kid. It's a total breakfast in a sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                            2. Tostitos dipped in baked beans. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                              Fried egg sandwiched between two toasted slices of bread that are spread with Miracle Whip.

                                                                                                                                                              Mayo, parmesan cheese and a few shakes of worcestershire sauce mixed together and spread on a halved baguette. Bake until brown and crispy.

                                                                                                                                                              Cold can of Coke and ritz cracker. I have no idea why, but it tastes so good together.

                                                                                                                                                              peanut butter sandwich with sweet pickle. My favorite!

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Erin

                                                                                                                                                                Ruffles dipped in baked beans! I also sometimes just make a baked bean and potato chip sandwich. Childhood heaven!

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: tlpollard

                                                                                                                                                                  Yeah! I am always happy when I have finished my hot dogs and I still have baked beans and chips left. It's the best combination.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                                                                                                                                                                    Good baked beans, chips, and cottage cheese together is something I remember eating boating on the river sand when nothing else was around. To me it still is something special.

                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Erin

                                                                                                                                                                  The hard fried egg sandwich w/ toast, and MW is one of my favorites. I fry the egg w/ lots of pepper. Oh so good and satisfying!

                                                                                                                                                                3. What a great post! I have made lots of quirky food combos before, but one that worked pretty well was an open faced sandwich of whole wheat bread, plain yogurt and macadamia nuts, sprinked with a little bit of splenda (or I'm sure regular sugar would work)

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: MM

                                                                                                                                                                    ..am having a ball reading the gobs of answers to this post..truly an interesting glimpse into peoples 'one of a kind' kitchen habits and cravings!.. fun..!

                                                                                                                                                                  2. I like to make a quick pasta dish by stirring canned tuna and fermented bean curd into hot spaghetti, or any other kind of pasta.

                                                                                                                                                                    My friend makes Japanese curry using cut up hot dogs.

                                                                                                                                                                    My mom always threw pierogies into Progresso lentil soup while I was growing up.

                                                                                                                                                                    Kielbasa on pasta with marinara sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. I dip my pizza in Thousand Island dressing, actually I prefer to just mix ketchup, mayo, and relish, and not use the bottled dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                      I like cottage cheese mixed with Catalina/Russian/French dressing and lots of pepper on Saltines or with regular potato chips. Or I also like lots of lemon pepper on my cottage cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                      Ketchup on grilled cheese or quesadillas or eggs. I even like ketchup or bbq sauce on macaroni and cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Kelly

                                                                                                                                                                        I put salad on the slice of pizza and eat them together ( very messy!)

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                                                                                                                                                                          Salsa is good on pizza too (pico de gallo type).

                                                                                                                                                                      2. mac n cheese with salsa
                                                                                                                                                                        french fries in an oreo milk shake or chocolate pudding
                                                                                                                                                                        pizza with ranch dressing
                                                                                                                                                                        chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese (that one was discovered on a camping trip when there was nothing left to eat)
                                                                                                                                                                        carrots and mustard

                                                                                                                                                                        1. My favorite junk food/comfort thing is a whole bag of Cape Cod salt and Vinegar chips chased with a pint of Tropicana Pure Premium Orange juice with no pulp.

                                                                                                                                                                          but when i lived in spain i lived off green salads with canned tuna and shredded swiss cheese doused in red wine vinegar.

                                                                                                                                                                          I got something strong for the salt and sour....

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Jupiter

                                                                                                                                                                            Oh! and my favorite guilty pleasure, that i reserve for the special occasions when we order in from Popeye's :

                                                                                                                                                                            i like to peel the fried skin off the chicken and fold it over like a wrap and stuff it full of the coleslaw, and then pop the whole thing in my mouth, like a delicious coleslaw taco, or fried dumpling....
                                                                                                                                                                            oh my god my mouth is watering, i think i need to stop at the popeye's on the way home.....

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Jupiter

                                                                                                                                                                                Me too! The crunchy skin and coleslaw go together perfectly

                                                                                                                                                                            1. corn and soy sauce

                                                                                                                                                                              mashed potato's and worchestershire

                                                                                                                                                                              1. dipping Christie/Nabisco arrowroot cookies in a large cup of tea with sugar

                                                                                                                                                                                white bread with butter and brown sugar folded over

                                                                                                                                                                                1. pizza with frsh salad leaves on top and sometimes balsamic vinegar too, and i do cottage cheese and tuna which i never thought of as wierd but apparently not many people have heard of it.
                                                                                                                                                                                  in the us, people think it is wierd that i put lemon juice on my crepes (its traditional in britain) and i loooove vegimite on whomeal pita bread with lots of nuttelex! yum yum yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. chicken salad and baked ham sandwich

                                                                                                                                                                                    cream cheese and jelly sandwich

                                                                                                                                                                                    cream cheese on potato chips or saltines

                                                                                                                                                                                    a milk chocolate hershey bar chased with oj

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. See my profile....Cambell's tomato soup (made with milk) and cooked spaghetti. My ultimate comfort food....

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Mmmmm....white bread, creamy peanut butter, and salty potato chips smashed on....a salty, sweet, crunchy, smooth sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: lilmomma

                                                                                                                                                                                            omg me too! i always eat french toast as a savoury! never knew it was sweet until a couple of years ago (i'm very young!).

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                                                                                                            I totally do this, too and thought it was my own invention! LOL The only difference is I use whole wheat or whole grain bread and ALWAYS Adam's 100% Natural peanut butter. I crush the potato chips in a zip-lock bag then sprinkle over the PB. PB is my favourite food and, coincidentally, my initials are PB. I'm 55 and will never get over my PB addiction. And, NO, I am not overweight.

                                                                                                                                                                                          3. I didn't think this was bad until I started telling people I eat it, and saw how disgusted they were. I still don't get it! But I've recently begun eating pink grapefruit sections with balsamic vinegar. Not drowning in it, but just a couple splashes. I'm now addicted and can't eat it any other way....

                                                                                                                                                                                            Also, vermicelli noodles made into a soup using only water until most of the water as evaporated, with port wine (or any red wine) and some white sugar. Old tradition on my mother's side and it's become our comfort food of sorts. Weird the first time, but so strange you begin craving it.....like I am now!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: FoodyGirly

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oooh! I have to try that with the grapefruit. I always put salt - never sugar - on my grapefruit because it makes it taste sweeter and takes away some of the bitterness. I bet balsamic vinegar would do the trick even better.

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. I like my pasta topped with Kraft Italian dressing and gluten-free soy sauce. I never did this when I was little, only once I started on the gluten-free diet, so I'm not sure if it's a function of the brown rice/corn pasta or not. Either way, it's delicious, even if it's a little weird.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: whitneybee

                                                                                                                                                                                                I like cold pasta with Kraft Italian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cold pasta with Kraft Italian and some olives and cheese is my MIL's special pasta salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. For some reason, green tea with Yoo Hoo is the most disturbing to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                I like sun-dried olives and raw cashews.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: guilty

                                                                                                                                                                                                  green tea with yoo-hoo? that might extend beyond my food curiosity... and i always thought that was very high!

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Cream cheese and cranberry sauce on meatloaf sandwiches; maple syrup on corned beef hash. Not proud of myself here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: greygarious

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ha! I LOVE after Thanksgiving sandwiches with turkey (duh), stuffing, cranberry sauce and gobs of mayo-it's the cranberry/mayo combo that reigns supreme.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                                                                                                                      A couple of my coworkers call them 'gobblers'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Creamed corn (preferably Green Giant) on toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Stuffed" hot dogs... Make some good homemade mashed potatoes. Split open the HD's lengthwise (butterflied), mound the mashed potatoes on top, cover with sliced American cheese, and put it the oven until the HD's and taters are hot and the cheese is slightly brown around the edges and melty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: cycloneillini

                                                                                                                                                                                                      and then dip each bite in bbq sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Terriyaki marinaded pork tenderloin, and red beans and rice. Don't know how we got hooked on that combo, but my family expects those items together.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: RGC1982

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thinly sliced Genoa salami wrapped around a piece of pickled watermelon rind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Peanut butter and tomato sandwiches with lots of salt and pepper, on good white bread. Any tomato will do, really wonderful ones are exponentially better - the tastes have an amazing synergy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Buttery grits with sardines mashed and mixed in. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Salt...on everything...from cupcakes, pizza, bagels, pancakes.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. My favorite lunch when I was a kid was a peanut butter and honey sandwich (which isn't that weird on its own) with nacho cheese Doritos, which you put in the sandwich as you eat it. I never just made the whole sandwich with the chips already inside; rather, I liked the option of having some bites with and some without. Cheetos can be substituted for the Doritos, although Doritos are better. The salty chips and peanut butter with the sweet honey... mmm. And always use wheat bread, not white.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              All of this should be washed down with a big glass of cold milk or a Coke.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Cottage cheese on a bed of shredded escarole topped with capers, salt, pepper, and caper juice. Maybe some chopped tomatoes if they're in season and good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Oh my gosh, this is the freakiest thread ever. i love it! I tried to tell DH that the hamburger/minute rice/sauerkraut mixed together raw/right out of the styro tray/box/jar and baked as a casserole that he grew up on could be considered freaky, and he got all hostile!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My mom used to make sourdough buckwheat pancakes. They were just horrible. She was so proud of them and didn't seem to notice that they were being eaten only out of extreme politeness, or in the case of immediate family, habit. She thought they were the schnertz, though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Schnertz" is a quirky word combination...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Smile(?) + the 1920's slang for BS-- Nertz !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maybe derived from the title of Eddie Cantor's tune Cheer up! Smile! Nertz!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. French toast with lots of salt and ketchup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Corn on the cob rolled in italian salad dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 1. Cheetos and Vanilla Ice cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Macaroni and cheese with barbecue sauce (honey barbecue is better)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Pizza with Ranch dressing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Popcorn dipped in Ranch Dressing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Orville Reddenbachers Sweet and buttery popcorn with White cheddar flavoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Oreo Pancakes (add mini oreo's to the pancake mix before you cook them.crushing is optional)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7.French Fries with Vodka Sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Tomato soup + vodka sauce+ white cheddar cheese-its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9.White or Jasmine Rice + teriyaki sauce +mozzarella cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Nissan brand Beef teriyaki ramen with shredded Mozzarella cheese [See Bottom of post]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. al-dente style rigatoni with Ranch, butter, parmesian, mozzarella, (garlic optional)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Cesar Salad with the Cesar dressing having been mixed with honey mustard. (Hawk and Dove in washington DC has a cesar dressing that is like this, but WAAAAYYY better)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Garlic Bread Sandwiches *drool*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with Ranch and cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. Tombstone microwavable pizza with alfredo sauce and grated cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Annie's Cowgirl Ranch is amazing with a little parmesian cheese, try it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Nissan Teryikai Recipe: Use a little less water than the directions recommend but add a little butter before microwaving it. Then when its cooked, add the sauce packet, stir well, then add the shredded mozzarella cheese. Mix in the cheese and let it sit for 3-6 minutes (might take longer) till it solidifies.....mmmmmm so good. Make two so you can let one solidify while the other cooks, then eat the first one while the 2nd solidifies (I like to let mine sit till its almost cold) XD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enjoy and let me know if you like any of these.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I like a sandwich I created that has mango chutney, mayo, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers. YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Steamed broccoli with peanut butter sauce. Take equal amounts of peanut butter and butter and nuke in the microwave until melted. Stir together and pour over broccoli. Unbelievably good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: whirledpeas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Add some coconut milk and you've got Thai! Sounds like Penang, which I love.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Chocolate chip "quesadillas" - put a layer chocolate ships between two flour tortillas, microwave for 20-30 seconds, then cut with a pizza wheel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not a food combination, but a food quirk - I love ketchup with hamburgers, but don't like the texture of ketchup on the bun or the drip factor, so I leave the burger plain (or just cheese) and have a small ramekin of ketchup for dipping between bites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I"ve drawn disgusted looks when I put ketchup on my mac n cheese. Love it on chicken, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Potato chips dipped in mustard. Yum!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: monavano

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's classic! When my mom made homemade mac n cheese, she always put a big X of ketchup on top before she baked it. As for chip dip, my brother's favorite was to mix fairly equal amounts of ketchup and French's yellow mustard and dip chips in it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Since I was a toddler, one of my favorite combos has been a large mug of Campbell's Cream of Tomato, made with milk, with a large scoop of lg.-curd whole-fat cottage cheese in the same mug. My grandma used to make it for me because the cheese would cool the soup and then get a little melty; I know today that she was sneaking calcium into us, but at the time I just thought she was the world's smartest best gramma! Now one of my kids likes this combo, but except for my two cousins, I've never heard of this before or since.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sliced apple and melted brie on raisin bread sammie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Pickles in mashed potato is good, I put mayo too and it tastes like potato salad, a dash of mustard and chopped boiled egg too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I have family members who:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    put worcestershire sauce in mashed potatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    catsup in cottage cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mix cottage cheese and apple sauce (so it looks like it's already been eaten once)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    soak hamburger buns in hamburger grease before making a sandwich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Personally I have developed a taste for Patak's Brinjal Pickle mixed with rice and sour cream. I like to eat this with potato chips to snack on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also have a habit of mixing sour cream with rice and curry sometimes, which I learned from my ex (who was from India), which HE did because 'way back then you couldn't get a lot of Indian food ingredients and our versions of yoghurt and buttermilk tasted funny to him. He thought sour cream was closer to what he was used to mixing with his rice at home (which was dairy products made from BUFFALO milk, not cow's milk, and real buttermilk, not our cultured fake buttermilk)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: ZenSojourner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The rice and yogurt/sour cream with a curry or sauce is yum!! We do that too in our house, especially the kids like to eat yogurt and rice mixed up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: BamiaWruz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lots of (indian) folks do the yoghurt, but the sour cream is a personal quirk of mine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You're the first person I've met who does it too! My ex doesn't even do it anymore, he's gotten used to US versions of yoghurt and buttermilk and he's reverted to using that instead of the sour cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ZenSojourner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Rajput in Toronto waaaay back in 1972 used to serve meat samosas with a nice big bowl of sour cream. I still eat them with it ot yogurt given half a chance. The combination is terrific.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ZenSojourner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Whatever is in the fridge is fine with me, sour cream is nice, I've had to get used to it in my early teens as I was never exposed to it before but I love it now, just a little richer than yogurt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: ZenSojourner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yeah! yogurt with rice and topped with indian style fiery pickles...sooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. I love raisin/walnut bread with mayo, balogna and thinly sliced dill pickles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love cottage cheese with tons of black pepper and pineapple.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love crunchy cheetos dipped in cream cheese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love crumbled barbecue potato chips on my hotdog on a bun with mayo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: dratlover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Try adding Sriracha to the pineapple cottage cheese. Mmmmmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: dratlover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              bbq potato chips on hot dog w/mayo. . . . . . . . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              must try. . . . . . . . . . .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Cheez whiz and sliced sweet pickles (not bread and butter pickles) on white bread. My mom used to make this I was little. Salty and sweet!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also pretzels drizzles with melted chocolate chips, then dipped in natural peanut butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. French toast topped w/ liverwurst and real maple syryp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wow! What a list of new hounds!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Black eyed pea sandwiches made with soaked & dried black eye peas (never canned) that get drained and layered on white bread with Dukes mayo, chopped onion & hot sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Homemade biscuit sandwich with crispy fried salt pork, mustard & sharp cheddar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ny style pizza slice folded with french fries in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A bowl of rice krispies with Nestles strawberry milk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sour pickles with french fries dipped in ranch dressing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Becca Porter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I just realized that I posted this same thing a few years ago. Oops.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Becca Porter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Me too, this is a rethread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Red chile milk shakes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RED CHILE MILKSHAKES????

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Uhhhhh . . . . O.o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: Becca Porter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There's a lot to be said for consistency, Becca P. : )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. our official family meals for a family weekend when I was growing up included leg of lamb the first night and rice and curry the second night, a Navy tradition that is really more of a curry powder augmented lamb stew. The plate of rice and "curry" was topped with raisins, crumbled bacon, chopped hard boiled egg, chopped peanuts, shredded coconut, mango chutney, "Chow-Chow" mustard pickle, onions fried in a the bacon fat, watermelon rind pickle, and whatever else anyone could think of. It was all mixed together. I love it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On a similar note, when I was a little kid I was the smallest kid at the table in school and, therefore, the one sent to the hatch to refill serving dishes and platters. I learned on sandwich day that if I spread one slice of bread with mustard and mayo, the other with peanut butter and apple jelly, and filled the middle with bologna, cheese, tomato, and lettuce, no one else would eat my sandwich while it was unguarded. I still like them but have decided the tomato and lettuce is "wrong."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: tim irvine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My brother used to spit on his piece of pie to be sure no one else ate it when he wasn't looking.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Milk or cream in root beer actually sounds allright, my favorite float is a root beer and vanilla ice cream float - must taste similar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I like spaghetti noodles, butter, salt and pepper, and soy sauce. I like curry powder on Kraft Mac and Cheese (not the homemade mac n cheese though). I have a nephew who eats yellow mustard and crackers. I used to love the little tins of meat spread on bread (not sure what it was called, just know that I can't find that kind anymore).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Pineapple Habanero Carmel Sauce over Ice Cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hot and cold (when warm from the pan). Always spicy with sweet plus the ice cream flavor. Put a can of crushed pineapple into a saucepan. Then put a habanero pepper in the blender without the stem and blend with just enough water to get smooth - then poor the liquid in the pan with pineapple and maybe rinse blender with a bit more water if needed to get all the liquid pepper out . Cook slowly without burning until the sugars in the pineapple/pepper mixture begin to turn caramelized with a darker amber color. I usually serve over vanilla ice cream. Fun to share with people who usually do not eat hot peppers game to expand horizons. The sweet makes it not really very hot. Habanero peppers have a unique great flavor that shines in this dish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Fried balogna on white bread with shrimp salad added.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I absolutely love that this post originated almost 5 years ago and is still going (apparently fairly strong). Yea food quirks! Yea Chowhounds!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Got this yen from my Mom: After you have eaten the potato out of a baked potato, spoon your dinner salad w/ dressing into the shell. Pick up the salad stuffed potato skin, and eat with your hands. The salad/potato combo is delicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Wisey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I totally get that - .. the crispy buttery peppery potato goodness with crispy cold salad..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I going to try that instead of the typical potato skins - with too much cheese!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Tuna and cheddar omelette with ketchup - total yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My husband makes what he calls a "Devon Dog" where he cuts up Indian mixed pickle for his hot dog. Actually pretty tasty, but I stick with traditional Chicago style if I'm going to go down the hot dog road. Devon is the main street through the Indian/Pakistani neighborhood in Chicago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: pnkpssyct

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hey, that sounds super-tasty. Love hot Indian pickles. Must try.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Red wine with pomegranate juice--approximately half and half.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cheesits, those little crackers, can't spell it, with M&Ms, one on one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Squares of dark chocolate melted in the microwave between crackers, saltine or Ritz.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salted peanuts on deli coleslaw.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chocolate pudding over vanilla ice cream.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Carrot juice with vanilla soymilk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pizza without cheese dipped bite by bite in olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Peanut butter and thinly sliced sweet onion sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Baked potato with ranch dressing (better than sour cream and Chives)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          drink 1/2 buttermilk with 1/2 oj or cranberry or mix of the two

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1/2 Nicoise salad - just steamed fresh green beans, potato chunks, olives, green onions, Italian dressing marinated overnight ( no one else I know will eat it. I love it.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When I was a kid, we sometimes ate popcorn with milk and sugar instead of puffed corn cereal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandwiches made with thousand Island, bologna, cheese, and potato chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cottage cheese with fruit and powdered diet flavored gelatin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          last one- mix cottage cheese, chopped apple, cinammon, raisins, sweetner & pinch of vanilla. Throw in a handful of raisins. spread on toast & heat gently under the broiler. used to call this "cheese danish" in a weight loss group years ago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Soozn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh yes! Ranch dressing is great on baked spuds. Can also mix ranch dressing mix with sour cream and use that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We also like cottage cheese with soy sauce on top. I'm told by a friend who used to wait tables at the Columbia Studios that Moe of the Three Stooges at this for lunch nearly every day. She said he called it a "hot fudge sundae."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. My X would eat his combination pizza with a bowl of white rice, sprinkled with soy sauce, and dabs of mayonnaise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. This is so fun! My weird combo is peanut butter and sliced dill pickles on toast. White, crappy bread, preferably.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Homemade mac and cheese with gravy. Toasted bagel sandwich with roast beef, cream cheese, and jalapeno jelly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Easy Mac with soy sauce and sugar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I dip corn (tortilla) chips in fried corn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I love this post!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1.  Peanut butter & applesauce on a good rustic white bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.  Caramel popcorn mixed with cheesy popcorn (the orange kind).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3.  Miracle Whip on white bread.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4.  Summer ripe tomatoes on white bread with butter or Miracle Whip, 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           salt & pepper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5.  Tossed salad with roasted root veggies & Ranch dressing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6.  Crispy French fries dipped in Taco Bell's Pintos n Cheese w/ extra 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            red sauce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7.  White bread with butter, brown sugar, scantily drizzled with canned 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            evaporated milk, then folded over.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8.  Homemade yellow cake with cooked, warm vanilla Jello pudding 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           poured over.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9.  Leftover mashed potato OR green bean sandwich with good white 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bread & butter. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: AbsoluteFoodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your second "quirky personal home food combination" is popular enough that several snack food companies sell caramel corn, cheesey popcorn and regular popcorn all in one bag. I too like the combination. I have been known to put black pepper and thyme on buttered popcorn in addition to salt. Or, minced garlic sauteed in butter and olive oil is also great on popcorn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Andy Capp's or Chester Cheetah hot fries dipped in ranch flavored chip dip. Nobody has actually witnessed me eating it, but I do. And beef jerky just doesn't cut it for me unless it's dipped in sriracha.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My son likes tuna with just a dab of sriracha and mustard. I tried it once, but prefer not to do that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I remember as a kid eating grilled cheese with a slice of pineapple inside. Also peanut butter and pineapple sandwiches. I also love to make grilled cheese french toast and eat it with applebutter on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Soozn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            not gonna lie, grilled cheese french toast with apple butter sounds AMAZING. with some really good white cheddar (or i can think of a host of other great cheese)? yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. A side of fried plantains with roast turkey.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: beachmouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Or turkey with mofongo! That'd probably be great, even though it sounds like an unlikely combo at first.... This recipe for mofongo stuffing turned up, so I gues it's not entirely unheard-of.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. The bacon MUST be crisp and don't skimp on the peanut butter. This is truly my guiltiest pleasure!! I am going to be trying a grilled PB & Bacon soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Shuggles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I had one of these yesterday, but I add lettuce and sauteed mushrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. This is an accidental thing that happened at college when the dining hall ran out of marinara on spaghetti night :P But I really like Hot spaghetti with feta cheese, black pepper, franks red hot sauce, and sriracha chili sauce. So delicious, and something about eating bright orange pasta is just so appealing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I like a peanut butter & mayo sandwich, PB on one side, mayo on the other, but you have to let it set for a few hours for the flavors to meld. Really yummy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I just had 1 of the quirky comfort foods from my childhood- a scrambled egg sandwich on white toast with lots of french's yellow mustard...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. That scrambled egg sandwich reminded me I used to love a scrambled egg plus a plain hamburger with peanut butter on it after school as a teenager.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. This is pretty weird... I like to cook rice in vegetable stock with some garlic powder, onion powder, and red chili flakes mixed in. I over cook the rice a bit so it's kind of creamy. Then when it's done, I take the lid off and crank the heat to med-high so I get a nice crust on the bottom. Then I scoop some out into a bowl (making sure to get some of the crust). Since the grains stick together, I can scoop out spoonfuls. Here comes the even weirder part. I dip the spoonfuls into a touch of mayo before popping it into my mouth. So rich, creamy, and eggy. If I want a bit of freshness, I dip it into some salsa verde instead of mayo. I discovered this when I forgot my rice on the stove, and discovered how delicious it is when you mess up :P

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          crispy bottomed rice is a delicacy i learned to enjoy/make when i had a Persian boyfriend. he taught me to make rice the way i normally would, then when it's done, make several wells in the rice, put chunks of butter in the wells, then cover the lid of the pot with a dish towel, and cover the pot, cooking the rice another half hour or so. you end up with a delicious thick crusty buttery bottom. eaten with a grilled tomato squashed into it, and some more butter, or a raw egg yolk mixed into the hot rice so that it cooks quickly - heaven!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the difference between your concoction and this one seems to be be that the rice is creamy in yours, while in the polo tahdig the grains are separate, individual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          both sound great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wow that sounds amazing. I want to try that but i have one question. After filling the wells with butter what temp do you cook the rice on the stove at? I am also thinking that a fried egg with a soft yolk served on top and then cut in would be great too. Then you get the creamy yolk and the texture of the whites. I want to try it straight up first though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The crusty rice sounds the bottom of a good paella.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Scrambled eggs with applesauce. Anyone else do this?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: quirkles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Um...nope! I do scrambled eggs with just about anything, but draw the line at sweet things! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I can't figure out where I got this from. It's the way I've eaten scrambled eggs my whole life. Wonder if it's an eastern European thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: quirkles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I do! Scramble the eggs and just as they are 80% cooked to my liking I add the apple sauce. Love it. I also enjoy ketchup on my scrambled eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. I love a bowl of plain Greek yogurt with salsa and sunflower seeds. Yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. When my guy is out for the evening I do the following (he finds this repulsive): I cook parboiled rice and cool it, mix with a tin of peas, a tin of light tuna and kraft golden italian salad dressing. It's my favorite comfort food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: rayrayray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love rice & peas in just about any form; will definitely try this one, thanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Broccoli, ranch, stale sourdough, apple and braut salad with a generous turn of black pepper! Eating it now, yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Scrambled eggs with mustard, onion, ham, white cheddar and apple. You have to throw the apple and the cheese in at the last minute. Nom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also love bacon and PB sammiches, but I've got to have banana.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, and vanilla ice cream topped with chex mix.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kberis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I put out apple slices and caramel dip for the kids and my little one decided to first dip the slice in a little garlic salt and then the caramel. I did not try it but all the kids thought it tasted good! LOL!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Great topic! Ever since I was in grade school I've loved uncooked Ramen noodles crunched up and mixed with crushed salt and vinegar chips. The shrimp flavor made the best combination. My Mom would always wonder where they went, because she never saw me cooking them...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. peanut butter, onion and Indian mango pickle sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          chocolate or coffee ice cream with a capful of anisette poured over it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kimchi on cold pizza

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: staughton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bacon egg and cheese with grape jelly!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. -Carrot sticks dipped in chocolate pudding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Equal parts orange marmalade and salsa/picante sauce - use it as a spread, a binding ingredient in any sandwich, as a dressing, ect

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I caught my niece dipping her french fries in honey the other day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: lolabrw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My grandmother would make chicken legs and peanut butter in a giant pot and we'd eat it with rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. A oeanut butter and iceburg, lettuce sandwich, quirky for some, but my Mom feed us this on occasion. Have managed to make some converts over the years. Quite good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Ruthie789

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My parents, who are 89 and 90, told me that this was common when they were young because people saw peanut butter as somewhat of a "meat substitute" and they made sandwiches with it the way they would sliced meat or bologna, etc. I've even heard of mayo and pickles on the sandwich you described. My mother never warmed up to the p.b. and j. concept for sandwiches. She'd make it for us, but she didn't ever eat them. She prefers p.b. on pieces of celery or fruit, like banana or apple slices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Ruthie789

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've been eating PBLB sandwiches for years. That's peanut butter, lettuce, and bacon on toast. Recently I've been adding sauteed sliced mushrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ruthie789

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love peanut butter and lettuce. Leaf lettuce is really good too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        +1 for PB and iceberg! On white, or wheat - doesn't matter. But the lettuce must be very cold, fresh and in large chunks (cannot be shredded).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Whole steamed peas with parm cheese sprinkled and a drop of walnut oil. So good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Shredded cabbage (microwaved for a few minutes to soften it) mixed with a spoonful of peanut butter and jelly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Real Wasabi and chipotle peppers mixed with sour cream used as a dip for chips! Watchout! Also real wasabi and chipotle peppers mixed in mayo for a seared ahi tuna sandwich...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yeah

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: enanochow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Do you have a source of real wasabi? Or, do mean the stuff in tubes that is ground wasabi root?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aloha, tripeler... I have found real wasabi out here in Hilo, on the big island of Hawaii. Kilauea market on Kilauea avenue... (Kilauea is the name of the main active volcano on Hawaii.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hilo is a multicultural blessing with Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Balinese, Indonesian, Portuguese and Hawaiian roots, influences and hybridizations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Suisan is an old school fish market right on Hilo bay, east side of the island, with a fish auction in the mornings--the fish brought in fresh. Ahi, skipjack, mahi mahi, ono, etc... its a 10 minute walk from my apartment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. My local supermarket came to their senses and knocked the price of St. Andre from $22/lb to $11/lb, so I've been eating it once every week or two. I bought a box of Bremner Wafers to go with it yesterday instead of my usual bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But that's not the quirky part. I decided to put a dab of Bonne Maman cherry preserves on the cracker too. Ultimately, I prefer the cheese and the cracker without the preserves, but I thought it was quirky enough to mention.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That may be quirky, Jay, but quirky in that outstandingly delicious-sounding kinda way. I love those preserves and the tang of the cheese would fit right in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I bet you'd love queso fundido topped with tomato jam, too. And I'm sure you've had phyllo-wrapped baked brie w/ preserves atop?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mmmm...queso fundido. I've never tasted it with tomato jam, though I'm as sure as you are that I would love it. I think I'll investigate. I have a friend who's swearing off sugar, and I'll bet tomato jam would work just as well without.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The phyllo-wrapped brie OTOH, I have definitely loved. In my catering days, I used to make a version with slivered almonds, honey, and mango chutney (the chutney pureed if necessary). I'll bet I'd love it just as much with cherry preserves, though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Jay F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, Jay F. I should learn not to read your posts without a snacky in front of me. I'm afraid I have to hate you again, and I was just gettting over the last one....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bahaw. I adore you. You know that, right?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (And off I go, to root root root through the fridge.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    And you know, you know, you know you do it to me, too. And you know, you know, you know I adore you, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. A recent discovery I made was tinned sardines in tomato sauce mixed in with cooked spaghetti then with mature cheddar mixed in too. I know the Italians have pasta with sardines, but mine's a little less fancy than the original. :P I liked it because it was salty from the fish and cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I like peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches toasted with yoghurt on the side that I dip the sandwiches into occasionally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When I was younger I used to eat chunks of cheese with ketchup on top, then wash it down with pure orange juice. I do not know why. I was also a bit fat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was once really confused over what to have for tea so I made it up as I went a long: instant noodles (soup powder discarded, I had them dry), some tomato pasta sauce, Heinz BBQ sauce, Philadelphia cheese and cheddar cheese with bread and butter on the side. It was stodgy as fook but I liked it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A dessert I often throw together is a few handfuls of cereal (often fruit and fiber), yoghurt, peanut butter and maybe honey just stirred together to make a sticky thing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Me and my best friend (used to be boyfriend) used to make crazy wraps, especially him. We put all the fillings in you can think of. A common filling for me would be ham, soft cheese, hummus, bbq sauce, mayo, mixed salad leaves, cucumbers, maybe some chicken slices. They could barely be wrapped by the end of it. It became a bit of a tradition whenever he stayed at my house after work during his old job.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Plain, hard crackers with nutella. I had that for dinner on Sunday...on my bed at that and I don't even feel ashamed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: nikkib99

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My roommates make fun of me because often (perhaps too often) for dinner I'll eat crackers + some kind of dip/spread for dinner. Crackers + peanut butter + jelly, crackers + cream cheese + tapenade , crackers and cheese, crackers and hummus, crackers and apple butter. The combinations are endless. At the moment my favorite is Trader Joe's pumpkin cream cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm so weird.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: thelittlemiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pumpkin cream cheese sounds good. Bet I can mix cream cheese with pumpkin butter to get the same effect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Ritz cracker, peanut butter, bbq sauce (any kind of sweeter variety).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I used to do skippy + raisins + ritz or pretzels...hard to beat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I like hard boiled eggs cut vertically into quarters with soy sauce on them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I read about this a few months ago on another Chow thread (maybe one of YOUR posts, jb? lol), and even since then, I LOVE my hard-boiled eggs with soy sauce! And because soy is salty, added salt isn't required. Surprisingly tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Midknight

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think soy sauce is great on lots of things (as an alternative to salt). Love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Try a good quality of Oyster sauce, like Lee Kum Kee, on eggs. It is fantastic with scrambled eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. I love fried chicken and Ketchup though I haven't had it in years. I thought my aunt's banana and mayo sandwich was quirky until I tried it. Yumm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: perrottwilliamson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pretty much fried anything (not sweet) and ketchup is good in my book!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: perrottwilliamson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I still like ketchup on fried chicken. It drives my wife nuts. Especially since I never put ketchup on hamburgers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ketchup on:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Fried anything (see above)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Grilled cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Potato chips
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Scrambled eggs / omelettes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Baked potatos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Canned tuna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Hot dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Hamburgers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Grilled chicken sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Reheated meatloaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm italian, and everybody looks at me in shock when I put ketchup on breaded veal/beef cutlets. No other non-traditionally ketchup foods except for that, but the veal in particular makes people shake their heads at me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: perrottwilliamson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes! Fried chicken and ketchup! Also ketchup with grilled cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. I like trail mix with aged balsamic and blue cheese dressing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                throw that concoction on a mesclun salad, and I'm in!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Mustard with nearly anything. Mustard on...asparagus, broccoli, fried chicken, tuna, french fries, eggs...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Also, not a personal food combination but a favorite of a friend - banana pudding or jello with tuna salad. Not separately, one scoop in the 1st followed by a 2nd scoop into the second and into the mouth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Curious is there particular mustard(s) you are more fond of than others?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: smaki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It's usually/99% of the time yellow mustard! I hate spicy brown mustard and have dabbled in stoneground mustard but love straight up classic yellow mustard.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      French's yellow mustard is a go-to and like you eat it on all kinds of things people do not expect. For yellow mustard a personal 'quirk' is I buy French's (not generic or any other kind) as to me it tastes better and can not say exactly why. Eat mustard on everything you said and then some. Potatoes all forms even hash browns. Cottage cheese. Baked beans. I sometimes dip vegetables in mustard: carrot, cucumber, mushrooms, etc. Like mustard(s) in Italian-like salad dressings and even put a little in warm cheese sauces & soups (great with / over chicken, pork, and / or broccoli to me). Rocks with pastrami maybe with good: mayo, pickle, bread (fine shredded dry lettuce to absorb the extra sauce I apply when consume).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A further personal 'quirk' is often mix different kinds of mustard kinds together on things. And mixes of mustard with ketchup are also tasty to me - but do not like pre-mixed and keep separate until in my mouth. Often dip individual bites first in mustard and then in ketchup on the way to my mouth. Learned the reverse does not work as well eating hot dogs in a blanket, we called wini roll-ups, as a kid with one little dipping container of mustard and a second ketchup. Try it reversed and will find your ketchup full of mustard after only a few bites. Horseradish and / or wasabi (fresh wasabi is yummy) is sometimes added for heat and flavor to my mix - but that is another story.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Love prepared mustard. Usually have on hand: French's spicy brown, Asian hot, dry powdered mustard, and some kind of deli mustard with seeds. Beaver-brand is made a few miles from the house by Beaverton Foods and most of their mustard varieties taste better than some to me. The website says, "The largest producer of non-refrigerated horseradish and specialty mustards in the United States" and is at:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pommery was what grew up on and always had in the fridge. Until stopped being carried by regular stores. The price went through the roof. Now is available only in specialty stores and mail order. So working to make my own clone. Its history is unique and so is the taste to me is close to perfect on some things like grilled bratwurst. Seems others are looking for Pommery based on:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: smaki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am also a mustard and ketchup double dipper mostly with fried foods - chicken fingers, fries, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I love grilled cheese and peanutbutter sandwiches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Any breakfast meat in maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mashed potatoes dipped in ketchup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cheetos crunchy dipped in peanutbutter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chefboyardee spaghetti and meatballs in iceburg lettuce cups
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BK croisanwich w/ sausage in maple syrup or jelly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'll think of more I am sure. Yes I eat weird crap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. spaghetti sandwhich. room temperature spaghetti and meat sauce in between two slices of bread. cheese optional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and my favorite, hearty baked beans, with an entire slice of onion, lots of american style yellow mustard, in between two slices of whole wheat toast!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also eat baked bean sandwiches. No onion though. Love them

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        its one of my favorite breakfasts actually!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love when we do BBQ and there are beans left. I know exactly where they're going

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: charles_sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There's another thread about school lunches. I remember making spaghetti sandwiches in grade school, also goulash sandwiches (that's the macaroni, hamburger, tomato concoction).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Melted bittersweet chocolate and bleu cheese mixed in beef jus drizzled (OK, poured) over whipped potatoes. Had this at a restaurant and have loved it ever since.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Just realized another when I had dinner last night- a cold tuna salad sandwich. I never eat a cold tuna sandwich other than made at home-usually bumble bee chunk white tuna, hellman's, a little French's yellow, and a generous dollop of sweet pickle relish- on good white bread. It must be accompanied with 5 sweet gherkins(4 is too few, 6 too many- I know, but you said quirky), and a glass of ice cold milk. If I have chips, they have to be unflavored. For some reason, I am not nearly as picky with tuna melts, and make them at home and order them out, with all kinds of bread, cheese and tuna salad, side and beverage options.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: JenJeninCT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Add a chunk of cheddar cheese and replace the milk with tropical punch koolaid and i am in heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: suzigirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I also eat cheddar cheese and mayo on white bread sandwiches... maybe this should be in the confessions thread...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: JenJeninCT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I guess i like quirky because that sounds good too. But i like grilled peanut butter and cheese so.....who's to say?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Anybody throw roasted seaweed onto their sandwiches, or use a few layers of roasted seaweed as the "bread" (though given it's shale-like fragility...)? I don't, but I should.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I throw roasted seaweed on a whole lot of stuff, but never sandwiches. Using it instead of bread sounds better to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. What an interesting thread to read. Enjoyed it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What I find interesting with threads such as thisbone is the number of Chowhounds on here who apparently have stopped posting on Chowhound.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Hummus, Cream Cheese, cucumbers and jalapenos on my sandwich all together and squished down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cold Spaghetti sandwich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Black beans, plantains and pork rolled into a burrito.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fritos dipped in cold sour cream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My provolone taco - circle of provolone with mayo spread and tomato slices folded in half and eaten like a taco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chopped up cucumber and tzaziki in my tuna salad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cold Salsa Soup with sour cream and avocado on top

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fried Rolos on chocolate chip pancakes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Raw Onions, Mango, Pineapple, Bell Pepper mixed with ginger dressing and topped with crumbles of bacon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I cannot believe I will admit this. OK..nutella, peanut butter, Hershey's chocolate syrup and salted nuts (any kind) in a cup. It is a total "I-am-so-emotional-right-now-I-am-having-a-pity-party" treat!