Here are the rules:
1. Link to Highway Hags and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourselves on your blog — some random and some weird.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I’ll end the suspense here and tell you I won’t be tagging anyone, but if you’d like to play along in the comments or on your blog, I’d love to read all about your weirdness and randomness!
Now, I’ve done a few of these in the past and also generally shared a lot of strange stuff about me, so I’m going with a theme here–something I don’t think I’ve covered.
Weird or random food combinations that I enjoy:
1. Chicken (noodle or rice) soup with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I have no idea where this one originated because neither my mother nor my grandmother would ever have given me something so odd together. I’m guessing this one came up early on during my college years when beggars couldn’t be choosers.
2. Peanut butter and banana sandwich. I don’t think this one is *so* weird, but I know it’s not exactly normal either. In any event, it definitely comes from childhood because I’ve been eating these as long as I can remember. Here is my method: peanut butter spread on one slice of bread; banana cut in half and then sliced longways; the two pieces are placed on the side with peanut butter and then covered with another slice of bread.
Yes, you could slice the banana, but my way gives you more banana for your buck with each bite, IMHO. And yes, then I usually eat the other half of the banana.
3. Tuna salad sandwich made a particular way. And the way is this: tuna, mayonnaise, sliced hard-boiled egg, and chopped celery on toast with lettuce and tomato. If I don’t have one of these ingredients, I won’t even make tuna salad. Seriously.
4. Cheese sandwich with ketchup and mustard. I know this sounds disgusting. I thought so too before my childhood best friend convinced me to try one at her house somewhere around second or third grade. It’s become a strange comfort food for me-just a squirt of ketchup on one slice of bread, a squirt of mustard on the other, and a slice of cheese in between. Easy cheesy.
5. Bagel sandwich with thinly sliced provolone, honey dijon mustard, and lettuce. Perhaps this is the grown-up version of #4, and not all that random or weird, but I don’t think it’s a very common favorite sandwich, so I’m including it here.
One day when I was just off campus during college, I was starving and didn’t have much cash on me (we mostly used “food points” to eat plus see #1); I went to my favorite bagel place and realized I had enough money for *some* sandwich, but nothing with meat. So I went with this one, and wow, it’s been a favorite ever since.
7. Sauerkraut, German sausage/pork/hot dog, mashed potatoes, and applesauce. What’s so weird about this? Besides that it is our traditional New Year’s Day meal where I’m from (no matter your ethnicity), it’s the fact that when I eat this, every forkful must contain some of each of those items.
So there you have it.
I have a weird (or is it random?!) feeling that someone else tagged me with this or something similar. If it’s you, please leave a note in the comments, and I’ll link to you and offer my sincerest apologies for not bookmarking your tag.
What’s weird and/or random about you?
Do you like strange food combinations?