Strange combinations that you've heard of.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
April 8, 2010 4:57pm CST
My husband wanted grape jelly with his ham. That's a new one to me. I have a kid brother who will try peanut butter on anything once. So you name it, he's had peanut butter on it. I think my husband has had jam or jelly on almost everything. What do you like that people think is a weird combination? What do you like on almost everything?
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I've come to believe that taste is simply a matter of taste! Grape jelly with ham is not so unusual, as ham is usually glazed with something sweet and garnished with pineapple. I have never tried grape jelly with ham, but it compliments the sweet-salty combination that many people, even cultures embrace in their food styles and preferences. Peanut butter and jelly is a typically American combination of that ilk that some of my foreign exchange students from Denmark found laughable. I love PB&J with a cold glass of milk and some potato chips. Which brings me to my other "must haves". Unfortunately, I like mayonnaise on almost anything. I am trying to rid myself of this rather unhealthy prediliction, but have yet to win the battle with myself. Add to this, the dreaded, deliciously salty potato chips, and it becomes even more lethal. I also learned to eat french fries (which I normally don't even like) dipped in mayonnaise when I was in Holland. Oh, dear; it's so good and so bad.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I don't know why you have a 4 star, you write rather well actually. I'm used to a raisin glaze on ham. My Mother went through a mayo phase. She burned up a mixer. She made it fresh every day. It was originally meant to be only an occasional sauce. Love it on cold leftover potatoes. Good luck with the battle of the not-so-good-for-you foods. My Mom used to buy frozen french fries and we cooked them in the oven. Currently, I'm going crazy over sweet potato fries. At our fairs here, you can get ff with vinegar. On a hot day, the salt and vinegar go well together. Other than the fair, I never have them that way. Thanks for replying and take care.
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@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Apr 10
writersedge, Thanks so much for your kind comments. Your mom sounds like my kind of gal! Making mayo is yeoman work, and homemade is much better than store bought. We love sweet potato fries in our house as well. In fact, I'm making them for dinner. God bless you and take care as well.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I wish I was going to your house for sweet potato fries. Bummer!
@cream97 (29176)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Hi, writersedge. I have not ate that. I don't really have any weird combination that I tend to like. I know that a cousin of mines likes eating mixed up food. She used to eat so much of different things on her plate until one day she got so sick in the stomach from eating many different combination of foods.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Sounds like she ate one too many combinations.
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• United States
8 Apr 10
People think this is weird, but peanut butter and pickle sandwiches are amazing! I generally put peanut butter or mustard on everything.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Apr 10
You and my brother, not sure what possesses you. I like peanut butter in turn like alternating with other foods, but not on everything. I can't imagine with pickles. Sweet pickles, salt pickles, dill pickles, what kind of pickles are you talking about?
• United States
11 Apr 10
Dill pickles, it's good because it's sweet and it's salty and it is wrapped in delicious carbs.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I'm not too into the sweet/salt thing. Probably because I would have to drink water all night. But if your body can handle it, more power to you.
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
9 Apr 10
Being from the Bicol region here in the Philippines, I'm accustomed to eating spicy foods especially spicy, cooked in cocont milk vegetables.. which if you would visit other sites in the Philippines is generally considered extreme. I also like eating bitter gourds cooked in eggs which some poeple find too bitter. But generally I eat normal foods. I know some people though who have some wierd preferences like ice cream topped rice, bread with ice cream spread and occassionally staple food for filipinos in tight budget: rice and salt or rice and soy sauce. Oh, I also love balut and bagoong on my unripe mango.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I used to have a Christian Children's Fund child in the Bicol Region of the Phillipines. It's been a long time since someone has written to me saying anything about that region. I sent extra money to replant the vegetable garden and help with the roof of the family after the tsunami many years ago. All founds I probably wouldn't eat, but I'd try anythhing with ice cream once. Can't do salt and rice because I have problems with salt. What are balut and bagoog?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Apr 10
That should be foods not founds.
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@celticeagle (106884)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 10
I used to eat peanutbutter and mustard sandwiches. I love horseraddish on beef! How about beets and sourcream? Ugh! My grampa used to eat sugar on his kidney beans. My ex likes milk with his icecream. I am pretty finicky when it comes to food and how it is prepared. Have to have it all a certain way.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I can see milk with ice cream. Probably helps to keep him from having "brain freeze" that awful headache when you eat ice cream too fast or extends the taste or helps to keep teeth from hurting. I'm sure it helps with something. Horseradish and beef sounds fine to me. The rest of it, I think I'll do without thank you.
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@celticeagle (106884)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Apr 10
Gotcha!
@ElicBxn (59754)
• United States
8 Apr 10
My sister and peanut butter, me... I'm one of those happiest if my food isn't touching something else... I guess probably the one thing I'll eat with most anything is mustard, plain old yellow or Gulden's light brown mustard, I like my mustard. Back in the old days I would order McDonald burgers with just mustard because I hate pickles and raw onions. And McDonald's ketchup used to turn my stomach just smelling it - go figure. Jack-in-the-box's "secret sauce" did that too so badly that I couldn't eat ANYTHING from there because the smell made me sick. I honestly only like burgers with mustard and tomatoes, I'll eat lettuce, but not pickles - I'll eat them on the side, but not on the burger.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I like lots of different kinds of mustards, too. The two you mentioned as well as honey mustard, dijon, etc. Thanks and take care. There are not jack-in -the box's here. So I don't know their secret sauce.
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@ElicBxn (59754)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I don't know if they still make it, they don't brag about it any more and I have gotten things there that don't smell like it - but because I never got in the habit of eating there anyway, I don't even think about going. I don't like dijon - too hot for my tastes and really never got into honey mustard either for whatever reason.
@marguicha (70793)
• Chile
8 Apr 10
A couple of years ago I was in Mexico and a neighbor presented us with something for appetizers. It was a round dish with a smaller round layer of Philadelphia cream cheese. On top of it there were peeled grapes making rounds of different colors (of different coloured grapes). A circle of crakers completed the dish. I had never seen it and it not only was beautiful but tasted wonderfully. There are lots of foods that don`t "go" normally with each other but once you try it, they are very nice. My husband grated parmesan cheese over almost anything. Most of his concoctions were quite good.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Apr 10
I love all kinds of cheese with all kinds of fruit. Parmesan goes great on top of lots of things. That sounds really neat what your Mexican neighbors did.
@marguicha (70793)
• Chile
8 Apr 10
It was as beautiful as delicious!
@khalida (1130)
• India
9 Apr 10
well i like tomato ketchup on almost any spicy thing that you would got to offer. though its not very strange i feel, people say that adding sauce itself takes off the taste of the dish!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
There are a lot of people who like Ketchup on everything. I only like it on hamburgers and in cocktail sauce. But I'm not supposed to have tomatoes so I have to eat a ton of tums when I do that. Thanks and take care
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@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
9 Apr 10
My Dad used to always insist on having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich along with his spaghetti. He never ate peanut butter otherwise, but if it was a spaghetti supper it was always a 'must have' side dish. I always thought it was a weird combo, so weird that I never wanted to try it myself. What I like on almost everything is ranch dressing. You name it and I will probably put ranch on it lol.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
I was never really crazy about ranch dressing until my husband brought home pepper corn ranch. Wow! Is that ever good. Hard to eat anything else. Have you had it on twice baked potatoes with cheese and broccoli? To die for! Peanut butter and jelly with spaghetti. I think I'll stick to a salad and garlic bread. Thanks and take care
@GardenGerty (85335)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Apr 10
We put salsa on almost everything. I like a Mennonite/German dish called Bohne Birogi, and most of my family gags about it. It is a bread dish actually a yeast roll, I think, stuffed with mashed SWEETENED pinto beans with a white vanilla sauce like gravy over it. My husband likes mustard of all kinds, which is kind of neat as we have two mustard companies in Kansas. At home we have mixed spicy brown mustard with red pepper jelly that failed to set for a sweet spicy mustard. Is any of that weird enough for you?
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
pinto beans with vanilla sauce sounds pretty weird. The mustard and red pepper might take some getting used to. I used to like putting salsa on lots of things, but I can't have tomatoes now, so that has changed. The first one is weirdest, I think.
• Italy
8 Apr 10
Mayonnaise everywhere!!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Oh my, I hope your cholesterol is OK. You're funny!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
My boyfriend he loves a combination of ice cream with coffee. Sounds weird but if you try it, the chocolate flavor will enhance more. That's only if you are eating the chocolate ice cream. Then my friend loves to have her bread peanut butter on the other side while the side is butter. Then add ham and lettuce. Sounds healthy.
@zed_k4 (17635)
• Singapore
9 Apr 10
Ice cream with coffee..that's really interesting..maybe I should try that.. The combination of hot and cold.. must be saucy!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
I am sorry I gave you a wrong impression. What I mean by coffee is the powder that did not mix yet to the hot water. The coffee powder he is putting in on top of the chocolate ice cream.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Isn't that a different type of Mocha ice cream? Coffee and chocolate ice creams are the only ones I don't like, so I'm not sure, but that sounds like something maybe that Ben and Jerry's or some others have come up with. It just sounds familliar somehow. peanut butter, butter, ham and lettuce all on one? Now that's different.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
13 Apr 10
I think your husband has come up with a great combination..Love Grape Jelly (as I have so many grapes)...and here's another one for him to try...Grape Jelly on his Grilled Cheese Sandwiches..my favourite! But now, I will try it with ham..sounds yummy, and will cut the salt of the ham. As a kid, I loved peanut butter, too..and my fav was peanut butter on celery sticks or carrot sticks. Not so much today..tho! My favourite, even on apples or cantaloupe..is SALT...and NOW the DR. has forbidden any salt...which is really hard to do! Dang! Take care..and Cheers!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I like peanut butter on celery sticks, but I also like cream cheese with raisins or dates on them, too.
@Bearballew (1149)
• United States
9 Apr 10
On Easter my brother announces a new discovery.... .. bacon wrapped marshmallows. Guess I might try it! I thought of bacon wrapped cinnamon rolls this morning... didn't hav bacon.. come to think of it.. didn't have cinnamon rlls either... but gonna try it!! Oh wait!! I have it! My FATHER eats German Chocolate Cake with Brown Gravy on it!! no joke! He says the gravy cuts the sweet taste to bearable.... THAT is the weridest thing I've ever heard of and SEEN!! Bear
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Apr 10
According to Emerald LaGassie (spelling?), bacon goes with anything because, "Pork Fat rules." So he would be proud of you trying the marshmallows and the cinnamon with pork. I would never put brown gravy on German Chocolate Cake. It tastes perfict the way it is to me. You're right, that is weird.