Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Okay, we have a question

So Lisa and Dad and the girls and I are sitting around talking. Robin is looking at the pictures on my blog and comes to the chocolate covered potato chips. Both girls are intrigued, and the issue is discussed. (They weren't around to experience the reality, so it's news to them.)

Inevitably, the conversation turned to food combinations that (unlike the chocolate potato chips) make you go "hmmmm."

But we're having trouble getting...disturbing enough. So, naturally, I thought of you, my dear Internet.

Here are the rules:

There's only one rule.

Identify two foods that you like, individually, but which would be disturbing if combined.

We can't find anything that doesn't work with peanut butter. Pidomon's peanut butter & bacon sandwich raised no eyebrows in this camp.

Dad's best effort is mayonnaise and orange juice, but this is my blog and I say condiments are a cop-out. He's just gone to get his Master Grocery List for inspiration.

Lisa is currently in the lead with tuna fish and pistachio pudding, but we're hoping that you, Internet, will really knock our socks off.


Phydeaux January 15, 2008 12:02 PM  

Well, it definitely doesn't include chocolate (dark, of course) because, well... just because. ;)

I'm thinking red-eye gravy (that's ham gravy for any non-Southerners) on orange sherbet.

Or lime jello with bacon.

I'll keep thinking about it....

Erin January 15, 2008 2:14 PM  

Ugh - tuna & pistachio pudding totally made my stomach turn. Good job Lisa!

How about sauerkraut and grape jelly?

And Dad? Master grocery list? I am intrigued. :)

PortlyDyke January 15, 2008 2:36 PM  

I agree -- condiments don't count -- too easy.

Limberger on cinnamon-raisin toast?

Dad January 15, 2008 7:11 PM  

Erin –

In answer to your question, the Master Grocery List (Jennifer’s term) is simply a list of each item we buy, sorted by where each thing “lives” in the house (i.e. refrigerator, freezer, bathroom, pantry top shelf, second shelf, etc.) with a number beside it indicating the aisle where it can be found in the supermarket.

When making up a grocery list, I can just go to each cupboard (or wherever) with the “master list” in hand, and if something is needed, I can put it on the grocery list under the appropriate aisle. That way, one swing through the store is all it takes.

It took a fair amount of time to set up (scoping out the supermarket, making up the master list, etc.) but I did it on the computer. Some would say it’s OCD carried to the extreme. I say it’s a huge time-saver, and greatly eases the grocery shopping chore

pidomon January 15, 2008 8:09 PM  

Really PBB raised no eyebrows? Well that means you have to try it now doesn't it? LOL

I loves me a good steak.
I loves me some chocolate (finished off the rest of the Godiva last night)

But chocolate covered steak im thinking not so good

Robin January 15, 2008 9:38 PM  

Chocolate and spinach would be an unpleasant combination, too. I'm not sure I can personally come up with anything worse than pistachio tuna fish pudding.

I can, however, recommend the book The Gallery of Regrettable Food which had a gallery linked from www.lileks.com once upon a time, though I can't locate it now. Among their stellar recipes were cabbage cream pie and baked peppers in marshmellow sauce. Real recipes! Scary monsters!

Laylabean January 16, 2008 12:32 AM  

My mother makes homemade chocolates every Christmas and this year my brother came up with chocolate covered shrimp. My 13-year-old nephew was the only one who tried it. Verdict = "Disgusting"

Does it have to be only two items? When I was a kid I tried a Ritz, cheese, pickle, and marshmallow sandwich. I can't recommend it.

I LOVE the Gallery of Regrettable Food! But, I have to say it was better before he changed the online version when the book came out. He took down most of the funniest entries and they didn't make it into the book after all.

Brave Sir Robin January 16, 2008 9:26 AM  

Pumpkin Pie topped with caviar.

Carroll January 16, 2008 2:57 PM  

Rats, I mis-read the original intent of this "discussion". Thought you were after presumably disgusting food combinations we have actually eaten and enjoyed. When I was a kid, I came up with a delicious concoction of leftover cold lamb, sliced and added to a marshmallow fluff sandwich on toast. Mmmm :-)

Carroll January 16, 2008 2:58 PM  

Oh, and Dad...hats off to your for your successful master listing! I embarked on a modified version of that one time. Finally completed it with much congratulating of self...the week before our grocery store completely rearranged all the shelves :-(

konagod January 16, 2008 5:33 PM  

Call me weird, but.. pecans with other nuts.

I love pecans but only in baked goods like chocolate cake or raw on a salad. I do not like mixed nuts that contain pecans and I will always pick around them.

I also don't like chocolate and cherries combined.

Jennifer January 16, 2008 5:43 PM  

Um, okay.

Kona? You're weird.


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