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Friday, March 4, 2011

Crazy Food Combos

I mentioned to a friend the other day that I was eating peanut
butter on crackers, topped with a little sweet pickle relish.
The response? "Ew!" haha.
I grew up with peanut butter paired with pickles!
Maybe it's a Hoosier thing? I know most people
think of peanut butter as going with sweet things like
grape jelly and chocolate. But it's good as savory, too...
with salty crackers and.... well, pickles! :)
Now, I know I'm not the only one!
What's your secret weird combo?
And no, I'm not pregnant.
It's not that weird, is it? ha ha.

59 comments:

  1. I love sweet pickle relish and like to eat it on most anything, so this doesn't seem so strange to me. When I visit my parents, in Florida, I buy Wickles Pickles at the local grocery. They make the best pickle relish ever!

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  2. That's not so odd. I love PB & crackers with bread & butter pickles on the side, yummy!

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  3. Whaaat?!? This post is hysterical (although I do fear that you're serious! hee hee)! I'll try just about anything... but that might require some serious coaxing! ha!

    xo
    Kristin

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  4. Aw, come on Kristen! Read Bette's comment...she doesn't think I'm weird! LOL!

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  5. Wickles Pickles? haha...now I'd have to buy a jar just because the name is so cute! :)

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  6. yet another thing in common...i love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches....

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  7. Brian ~ I swear you're my long lost brother...younger brother! :)

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  8. I like peanut butter and I like pickles, but I don't know that I would eat them together...

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  9. My sister had a college roommate who ate peanut butter and cheese sandwiches. Honestly, I think both combos are strange but eat what you like and enjoy it!

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  10. Peanut butter with cheese. Hmm. Or should I say "Ew!" :)

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  11. Uh...maybe I'll have to try this before I comment! Looks pretty on the plate.

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  12. So what's wrong with pb&p? :P Tho' I dinna care fae th' sweet relish( just dill will do. )

    You really dinna wanna ken th' concoctions I can come up with...

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  13. PB&cheese ( drooool! ) What?

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  14. Yes, I do Subby! Come on...give me a good one...

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  15. We-eelll...since we're on th' pb thing...I still like pb& bologna ( with or without cheese )...and um...mustard...!

    And I've quite a few that involve sauerkraut :P

    Whoops! Gotta go!

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  16. Subby! That's gotta be called The Kitchen Sink sandwich or Dagwood or something like that! lol. :) I bet you have a big pot of coffee with it too, don't you?

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  17. mmm ~~ I think I'll try it!

    Funny, this evening my grandson was over and I ask him what he wanted for a snack...He said "Peanut butter/jelly sandwich, w/a side of bacon!

    To each their own! HaHaHa

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  18. Wanda ~ that's something Elvis would eat! :) Or Silver Fox. haha.

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  19. This post cracks me up, because I was just thinking about doing a post on the same thing. My weird food combo that I crave is Hellman's Mayo on cranberry sauce. I grew up eating it this way because my Dad always told me they served it to him at school back in the lunch line. :)

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  20. Lori ~ Now, I've actually heard of a thin layer of mayo on top of jello salad. Yes, some might think that's a little strange. haha. I couldn't probably eat that though!

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  21. Peanut butter, lettuce, and Miracle Whip.

    Hey, gorgeous new profile photo!

    (And btw, Subby has a big pot of coffee with everything!)

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  22. Being from Texas I'm sure I have some weird combos - but the trouble is ... I don't think they're strange at all!

    All I can think of is honey (good honey) mixed with butter (good butter) and bread (white) dipped into it. Anytime, day or night - gotta love it. :)) We won't talk about the fat or caloric content.

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  23. All the sons pour gallons of tomato ketchup over a roast lamb dinner. They even do it to the turkey, ham & full catastrophe on their Christmas Day lunch. It's not my cooking - I swear!!!
    Millie x

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  24. Oh yes, I can actually imagine that combination, although I do not eat a lot of peanut butter.;)
    I like to eat cheese on toast with marmalade, but perhaps that is not so strange.;)
    xoxo

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  25. I was thinking dill pickle relish sounded good and then I saw Subby's comment and I knew I had the right combo. But with this being my third week of a terrible cold, that I cannot seem to shake, nothing much sounds good except for really cold jello or ice cream numbing my sore throat. Hopefully I am getting over it pretty soon. Will be back visiting everyone when I get well.

    God bless.

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  26. I can see what I've missed! Had to do tha' "work" thing.

    Silver Fox is correct...

    Just finishing my bacon pizza :P...

    ...with coffee...

    Looks like you've opened a can o' worms here, Betsy ( mmmmm....worms! ) I'll take mine fried to go, ta!

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  27. I used to dunk potato crisps in my pint of beer when I was younger but I am glad to say I have given up such strange habits now I am old and wise.

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  28. Gee! I feel sad! I have no weird combos!! Ha! I do have certain "must-haves" though!
    Like it has to be Jiff peanut butter and Miracle Whip...not Mayo!! And butter not margarine. And when I am making toast...not butter when I am using peanut butter. Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  29. Here's one fae ya Betsy ( I put this to-gether when I was a wee lad and re-tried it 30 years later..just to see if I really liked it... )

    PB...
    lettuce...
    mustard...
    bananas...on white bread...

    yep...still like it :P

    I also prefer Hellman's mayo on me chips( fries )

    Don't get me started on all the weird stuff I've eaten while I was in the Navy :[ ***cough*** Peru, Chile, Columbia ***cough***

    You really, really dinna...winna...ken!

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  30. Tha' reminds me...I took Princess Cheese out fae pizza a couple months ago. She spilled her cherry kool-aid all over the pie! I wish I had a pic of th' look on her face when I commenced to scarfin' the soaked slices...mimic tha' she is I actually got her to try it, as well LOL!

    Hey! wouldna wanna waste a good pizza!

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  31. Zuzana ~ cheese and jam...that is one I've never heard of before!

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  32. Sommler ~ I agree..only real butter...ever.

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  33. millie~ my Alex will eat anything with ketchup on it, too!

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  34. We grew up eating peanut butter and onion (green onion or sliced yellow) with a touch of salt on the onion. Never knew it was weird til I went to college!!

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  35. kkk~ hey, thanks for joining in and commenting! Now that's a combo I haven't heard of...but I bet Subby here would love it! :)

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  36. Of course peanuts and peanut butter go with savory things - think of Pad Thai, or the savory dipping sauces in satay or other Asian foods, and so on. There are plenty of restaurants serving these items just about everywhere. And/or Google for recipes!
    There are even places (or on line) that sell different flavored peanut butter, including hot and spicy.
    My favorite spread for English Muffins at breakfast is crunchy peanut butter + hot chili garlic sauce (from the 'international' section of the local grocery store).
    Try it, you'll be hooked!

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  37. Anonymous ~ you have a point there...I love spicy peanut sauce on some of my asian recipes!

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  38. I was introduced to eggs (any kind) and green chile peppers (Or red chile sauce) by my husband who spent much of his childhood in New Mexico. Down there chiles go in everything and they always spell it with an e on the end, never an i.

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  39. Martha...I love a spicy omelette with salsa. yum!

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  40. HEE! HEE! HEE! Love this post. I love ritz crackers and peanut butter...and relish, though I have never tried them all together, Ok, now i have a craving for relish., mmmmyummy on a hot dog...I am more the butter girl...put it on everything!
    even my sandwhiches!
    have a great friday!

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  41. un, no. I don't think it's a Hoosier thing. The birdy header is a really nice update!

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  42. Ohhhhhh I think that sounds good...I'm gonna try it!

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  43. I don't have any crazy combos but my husband likes peanut butter and cheese slices on crackers. He also likes canned peas and applesauce mixed together.

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  44. mhowe ~ tell your hubs that canned peas and applesauce together just might win the prize. lol. Oh my. Oh dear. haha.

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  45. Oh, I'm not even fond of peanut butter. It's the way it sticks to the roof of my mouth....

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  46. Onions? Make mine Vadalias :P

    Never tried 'em w/pb tho'...sounds tasty.

    Betsy, google "Susie Christie"; she had a minor song hit in th' 60's called "I Love Onions" :)

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  47. Subby ~ listening right now! LOL!!!!!!!

    Onions, onions la la la. That kazoo is crazy! :)

    thanks for the laughs.

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  48. I left a comment here yesterday and now it is gone. Lately everytime I leave a comment it disappears withins hours. Almost like the gnomes are eating them up. Not sure if this will stay here so pretty soon I will give up and be forced to take this laptop in to get checked.

    God bless.

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  49. Mrs. U~ Oh, how weird! I saw you comment come through my emails but didn't realize it had disappeared! Isn't that frustrating? That happens to me sometimes. Maybe it's the sock monster? haha.

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  50. Found you in the comments section of Manuela's blog. I'm a fellow Buckeye... Love that you like peanut butter and pickles! My husband is from Iowa and that was a staple in his household. I had never heard of it before I met him. It actually is pretty good combination. LOL I do prefer a bread and butter combination while the husband likes dills. Shoot me an e-mail and let me know where you're located- there are quite a few of us Buckeye Bloggers who get together periodically. ~ Sue

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  51. Talk about weird snacks. We had a few at our house tonight! Seaweed, fish and squid flavored crackers, and Wasabi peas.

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  52. Martha ~ squid-flavored crackers? hmmmmm. :) ok...I'm SURE they were delish.

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  53. @Martha~ I've tried th' fish flavoured crackers but not th' squid ones...but then, I'll try anything...once ;P

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  54. LOL. Cool post. I have been known to do some bizarre food combinations. Back when I was little I used to wrap cheese slices around bananas and eat them. I've also been known to occasionally dip cheesies in milk. Glad to know I'm not the only weird one out there. ;)

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  55. Not a Hoosier thing from my part of the state. What area?

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  56. Nancy ~ the Kokomo/Burlington areas. Howard County for a few generations! Do you live near there?

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  57. If you were pregnant it would bound to be a boy! LOL.

    Well I'd rather do that combo that grape jelly! that is truly disgusting stuff and amazes me america loves it so. Strawberry jam is so much better.

    I don;t have any weird combos unless you count my unmatching socks. LOL.

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  58. I never ate much relish until my daughter-in-law started "Smither Family Kitchen". She sells Dillapeno Caviar (sweet, hot, relish). We eat it on everything!I must try the peanut butter idea!

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