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FortKnox's Journal: Wierd Foods... 37

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As I eat my lunch and get weird looks from my collegues, I figure I should post up some of my 'wierd, yet extremely tasty' foods.

Today I hate Mac'n'Cheese... not weird at all... except the fact I also have a small bottle of Red Hot (umm... cheyenne red peppers, vinegar, and garlic powder, for those that don't know Red Hot... and it isn't that hot)... I have recently tried to put various hot and spicy things into food to try and see if I can add an extra dimension to foods. Mac & Cheese works great with red hot. Don't ask me why. It shouldn't, but it does.

Another FINE example is putting some horseradish into tuna salad. I got the idea from an old TGIFriday's tuna salad sammich. They added in wasabi, which is a bit tough to find at the local supermarket, so I subbed in horseradish (close enough and you don't get the green coloration that scares people away). Also, adding in some crushed walnuts and watercress can add that extra texture. I usually don't do the crunchy thing with tunasalad... works much better with chickensalad. Also fun to add pineapple and grapes to the crunchies in chickensalad...

Anyway, I'm going off on a tangent. Anyone else have funky foods they eat or funky ways to prep foods?
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  • A concept that absolutely disgusts my girlfriend. Just take two slices of bread, liberally apply peanut butter to one side of each. Drop in a bunch of marshmallows on one of the peanut butter sides of a slice of bread. The little marshmallows work best, but it can be done with 3 or so big ones. Then stick the two sides together. Mmm, fluffernutter.

    Do be sure to peanut butter both pieces of bread, as there's a chance of losing one side of your sandwich should you go light on it. Other good things besides mar

    • When we had those styriphome discs (aka rice cakes), we used to put pb on it, then bananas and raisens (marshmallows may work on it too), and cover it with honey.... yummy!
      • One of my favorite snacks along those lines was applying peanut butter to the non-cinnamon side of some cinnamon grahmm crackers and toping the PB with bananas. The rice cakes sound pretty yummy too.

        PB and honey open face sandwiches are also good, if not a little messy.

    • Um, being allergic to peanuts, I'm not a true expert, but I always thought a fluffernutter used marshmellow creme instead of actual marshmellows.

      -Ab
    • Excuse me while I go and puke! :-/
    • As others have posted, there is but one true Fluffernutter, and, dead sun, sir, that is not it.

      It is only a Fluffernutter if it's made with genuine Marshmallow Fluff.

      • On further review, it seems that Marshmallow Fluff (and the one true Fluffernutter; IIRC, it actually is trademarked) are mainly found in New England (though I have heard reports that supermarkets around Philly carry it). This is still more proof that New England is the Pinnacle of Western Civilization...

      • Sorry, most anybody I've spoken with that knows the term in this part of the midwest recognizes it with whole marshmallows. Granted, the topic doesn't come up often.

        Maybe it changes by region or maybe everybody I've spoken with, myself included, are grossly misinformed on the topic. It's still a weird yet tasty sandwich.

  • That puts the pepper in Dr Pepper. Or try it in Coke for a Cajun Cola.
    • *looks at can of Dr. Pepper on desk* Argh! No hot sauce at work!!

      That I will give a try, I usually add tabasco to eggs which isn't that uncommon. I also enjoy crushed red pepper flakes mixed in with pasta/sauce to give it a snap-iness

    • Along the NC coast there is a popular brand of ginger ale drinks made by Blenheim [theacf.com]. Think of a very dry ginger ale with a little extra ginger (not as much as most ginger beers) but then an extra kick of tabasco or cayenne heat. Fun stuff!

      As to the horseradish trick I didn't realize TGIFridays did it - we always add a good dollup to tuna pasta salad - it sort of peps it up like cocktail sauce on shrimp.

      Of course we always have horseradish around since its a primary ingredient in Buffalo's classic sandwich
  • I hate tuna. I hate nuts. I hate horseradish. That sounds even worse than my roommate's special concoction of noodles, tuna, mayonaise, pickles, and whatever other non-edibles she has lying around.

    Me? I had myself a nice, ordinary peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. :^)
    • I had Peanut Butter and Jelly CRACKERS for a morning snack. The Operational Excellence Manager had them in her office and she gave them to me when I fixed her laptop this morning. She didn't like them. To me, they tasted like really sweet PB crackers.
  • you can get this at kroger man... i dunno where you shop, but I buy my wassabi at Kroger in cherry grove.. of course, we have a kroger every 5 or so miles...
    • Cherry Grove? That's the Kroger I go to (well, I went to the new Anderson townchip one cause its soooo huuuuge!). I had the impression you lived on the west side... guess I was wrong.
      • west side? bah, you're on crack man.. I live in fricking mt carmel.. I'm guessing you live in the same township as me
  • I use mayo mixed with relish (tartar sauce), red-hot, or horse radish on just about everything. I use it instead of ketchup on fries, hotdogs, sammichs, burgers, onion rings, etc...

    I use garlic salt and cayenne pepper on EVERY thing.

    The craziest thing I've ever seen (I don't do it myself) is those crazy-assed mofos that put fruit on pizze. Thhings like pineapple should never sully a good pie.

    -Ab
    • Mmm, now I'm hungry for a big cheesy Hawaiian pizza. While it isn't something I like to do often, the occasional bit of pineapple on a pizza is good. I just have to be in the right mood for it.
      • While it isn't something I like to do often, the occasional bit of pineapple on a pizza is good.

        Pineapple is good.

        Pizza is good.

        Pineapple on pizza is an abomination before God. :-P

        • No, an abomination before god is putting things like chicken drenched in some odd white cream sauce on a pizza. That's trying to make it into a pasta dish, which pizza clearly is not, nor should it be.

          Typically I favor the simple, untopped cheese pizza. Sometimes it needs stuff though, and the warm, sweet taste of cooked pineapple contrasts nicely against the saltier cheesy goodness. Even the consistancy of small chunks of cooked pineapple is close to that of the pizza, so it doesn't intrude. I don't care f

    • I've had a slice of pizza with ham & peaches on it.
      It was suprisingly good.
  • More people should experiment with food, the horseradish deal sounds good, we also sometimes put relish in tuna.

    Some of our "weird" combos:

    Pringles chips dipped in cottage cheese

    Fudge stripe cookie/cheese-wiz sandwich

    that all that I can think of right now :|

    • My mother occassionally eats the chips and cottage cheese. Though she always ate Ruffles instead of Pringles when doing it.

      And the fudge stripe sandwich sounds frightening.

  • Another weird, but oddly tasty combination one wouldn't expect is dipping french fries into a chocolate malt or shake. It sounds like it should be really bad, but it's pretty good. Try it some time. Just dip, don't leave the fry in there or anything.
  • Twinkie ... Weiner ... Sammich**

    -Ab

    ** (c) UHF 1980something
  • Today I hate Mac'n'Cheese... not weird at all... except the fact I also have a small bottle of Red Hot (umm... cheyenne red peppers, vinegar, and garlic powder, for those that don't know Red Hot... and it isn't that hot)... I have recently tried to put various hot and spicy things into food to try and see if I can add an extra dimension to foods. Mac & Cheese works great with red hot. Don't ask me why. It shouldn't, but it does.

    This recipe [foodnetwork.com] for made-from-scratch mac-n-cheese calls for hot sauce (I've

  • by elmegil (12001)
    1) Peanut butter & Miracle Whip sandwich. Yum.

    2) "Hartman Special": kosher (mild) rye, Mohawk valley (mild) limburger spread, braunschweiger, swiss cheese, cotto salami, kosher dill pickles (yay stackers!), mustard on the other slice (I prefer grey poupon, but any mustard that tickles your fancy). New Year's tradition originally, but since my wife hates 'em, I eat 'em whenever I can find the Mohawk Valley (which is rarely).

  • by red5 (51324)
    Wasabi that you get at a restaurant or buy at a store is actually just horseradish died green. Also "Fred's 62" has a dish called the "mac daddy cheese". It's basically mac & cheese with some kick to it.
  • I don't eat anything particularly odd (aside from putting lemon juice on my chow mein, which I think perfectly normal, but my AD&D group seem to consider strange). But I do drink cider and coke, which even I admit is an odd mix. But it tastes OK, and it's a good way to disguise the taste of the shitty dry cider served in London pubs.
  • It's really good!

    The brand of PB I used to buy would somehow react with the marmalade and slightly harden in the intersection. It was interesting.

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