Earlier this week, the Romance Writers Weekly crew posed the question, “What’s your best 15 minute meal?” I answered, but it ended up being more of a mommy confession than offering up anything creative in the way of recipes.
Well, between that post and a few odd looks from my kiddos with some of the things they’ve caught me eating this week, I started wondering…
Does anyone else have strange concoctions or favorite foods they wouldn’t normally share in public?
No, I’m not implying I eat raw meat or eggs, but I do have a few…well, weird pairings.
The first two tip their hat to my raging sweet tooth. Seriously, anyone who’s known me more than five minutes knows dessert is my thing. My motto–Always order dessert. You never know which meal will be your last.
Now I’ll bristle if you tell me I have to pick one favorite dessert. That’s tantamount to telling me I must choose between my two girls and that shit simply will not happen. I will tell you that one of my favorite ingredient combinations is chocolate and peanut butter. Seriously. Harry Burnett Reese is my hero. (Creator of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.)
Sorry, I’m digressing.
Weird Food Confession #1 – Ding Dongs with peanut butter on them.
Honestly, I haven’t had this confection since high school and it really wasn’t all that great, but mom refused to buy anymore bags of mini Reese’s cups and I was desperate. What is it they say? Necessity is the mother of invention? 🙂 (Do they even make Ding Dongs anymore?)
Weird Food Confession #2 – Peanut Butter & Nestle Quick Sandwiches.
I’d actually forgotten all about this little trick of mine until I was cleaning out the pantry about a month ago and pulled a gargantuan tub of Nestle Quick from a high shelf. The idea originally came to me in college. Like a lot of students, I didn’t have a lot of extra money to throw around on groceries. Staples for me were sandwiches, and pinto beans with cornbread. (A note–it’s never wise to stretch a batch of pinto beans over too long of a period. The gas build up makes for some potentially embarrassing situations in class. Just sayin’.)
I’ve never been a fan of jelly on peanut butter and was bored to tears with plain bread and peanut butter. In a sweet tooth driven moment of divine inspiration, my gaze landed on my go-to tub of Nestle Quick. My creation was born. Spread the peanut butter, sprinkle a little Nestle’s on top, and voila! The perfect sweet tooth sandwich!
Weird Food Confession #3 – Tuna Fish Salad with Salt and Vinegar Chips
The best I can recall, this pairing originated one day when I was eating a tuna fish salad sandwich. It was just…well, lame. It needed a little, umph. Something salty to wake it up a bit. All I had in the house were salt and vinegar chips, so I layered a few on top of the tuna fish salad, put the bread back in place, and it worked! Over time, I got lazy and left the bread out of the equation. A poor girl’s version of fish and chips. 🙂
So? Have I totally grossed you out? Made you laugh, or question ever claiming knowing me?
Do you have any culinary confessions you’re willing to share? Or are you gonna leave me hanging with my deviant foodie skirt blowing in the wind? 🙂
Gemma BrocatoAugust 7, 2014 at 10:19 am
Well, when I was younger, I loved cheddar cheese sandwiches with grape jelly. I mean, why not? You’d eat cheese cubes and grapes at a cocktail party right?
RhennaAugust 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm
No way! Really? You put the jelly on the cheese sandwich? I’ll give you my grape jelly. It just sits in the fridge waiting on company to come over. 😛
CJ BurrightAugust 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm
I hope you know with confession #1, I totally missed the “Ding” and only saw “Dongs with peanut butter on them.” Snicker. Just about blew a gasket at work. And I totally do the tuna fish and chip sandwich…well, when I used to eat bread. A tuna sandwich is nothing without the crunch.
RhennaAugust 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm
You sure that wasn’t subliminal just because of the author in question?
It’s cool. Though I never considered Peanut Butter covered Dong. I’m sure there’s a story there somewhere. LOL
Gretchen WingAugust 8, 2014 at 11:17 am
Laugh? Hardly. You made me drool, especially with that potato-chips one.
For me–I don’t know about weird, but lately I’ve noticed I’ve started treating pesto like butter. Spare piece of bread? Pesto. Potatoes? Pesto. Fish? Absolutely pesto. I haven’t yet doused my cereal with it, but I’m afraid that may be next. And it may be delicious. And expensive. Too bad our climate here is not great for basil!