What's the oddest food combo you've had that upon first hearing you went, "YUCK!" but after tasting, found surprisingly good? I'll begin with 2 examples:
1) Ever been in Girl Scouts? Then you've probably encountered this odd hors d'ouerve: Cabbage leaves rolled up with peanut butter. As "eeewww" as this sounds, it's surprisingly good. Why? You use raw green cabbage. Uncooked cabbage has a very mild flavor, and a nice crunch to it. Spread with peanut butter, a stronger flavor, you don't really taste the cabbage; it becomes but a vehicle for the peanut butter.
2) When I met my current husband, I learned another one: A-1 steak sauce on macaroni and cheese. Yeah, that's what I thought, too...until I tried it. It adds an interesting tang to an otherwise bland dish.
THE RULES: 1) everything must be real food
2) you must have actually tried and liked it yourself. No making up the nastiest combinations you can think of just to gross people out. (A favorite game my childhood friends and I used to play within earshot of our parents....)
OMG--we had guests from Australia one year when my kids were in high school. They brought us some Vegemite. I've never tasted anything so foul, and had to call on my strongest acting skills to maintain a straight face, swallow, and say nothing more offensive than "Interesting."
Peanut butter with tinned tuna. Delicious. Ditto the salted caramel. Even better as a macaron. Fetta and watermelon salad. Strawberry and english spinach salad (with balsamic). Rockmelon(canteloupe)and proscuitto.
There is nothing weird about that at all! That is the only way I get to cook chill in this house! Hubby is a wossie man when it comes to hot spicy foods The cheese tames the hotness down enough for him
Heehee, it's the opposite in our house. I like spicy foods, don't get me wrong, but my OH likes his chillis and curries verrry spicy, to the point of blowing the roof of your mouth off. So I've more or less taken over the cooking from him whenever these two dishes are on the menu - if he wants more spices, he can always add some to his own plate after it's been served!
I think I could get on with your other half! My other half could always do the cooking instead of leaving it to me. Somehow I don't see him getting to it before midnight tho Well poor him, he gets stuck with my hot spicy foods!
Will do. I'm making little fruit mince pies tomorrow for friends and I will hijack one for this very purpose. I hope I remember which one... or the recipient of the "FMPs" could be in for a surprise I'll blame you if that happens - but only if its yucky. lol, perhaps next Christmas my PBandA Pies will be on request instead of my FM ones!!
Were your expectations for your toasted sandwich combo set so very low (as mine would have been) that they were able to be exceeded regardless? I'd much rather team that lemon butter with scones and cream... what a waste
So I fell asleep the other night while eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich...Stop me if you've heard this one, but when I awoke, the sandwich was gone! I've come up with a few possible scenarios:1) I ate it in my...