Last night when I got home from work I started digging around to figure out what to make for dinner. Long story short it ended up being a make-shift version of Chicken Parmesan. Basically I dipped chicken breast in an egg and sour cream mixture and dredged it in crushed corn chex, pepper, salt, and oregano - and then baked in the oven - and topped with melted fresh mozzarella. We served over angel hair pasta with spaghetti sauce (Prego chunky garden, I think). I also grated a carrot and threw a few pieces of leftover sweet potato into the sauce. Extra veggies are never bad, right? :)
It was pretty good for a makeshift dinner; next time I think I'll use bread crumbs instead of chex, though - it was a little too corn flavored for me.
Anyway, that's not the point of this post, but it is what got me thinking. As I was eating I was looking at my food and it made me think of another thing that I love when I have spaghetti. Peanut butter sandwich. YUM! At least to me - and this is the point of this post.
There are a few things that I love that I grew up with or came to love somewhere along the line that get odd reactions from other people. I'm not sure what it is, but there's something about spaghetti and peanut butter sandwich that mixes well for me. I found one spaghetti/PB kindred spirit at work - and she said she's gotten that reaction from people, too. The weirdo reaction.
So what if I like saltine crackers crushed in my scramble eggs? My dad made that for us growing up on the farm. It's awesome. Don't judge me. No seriously, it's awesome - try it.
And if anything is going to cause you to have the weirdo reaction to something I like, it's probably going to be this delightful pairing I grew up with, too: grilled cheese sandwiches and hot chocolate. Not just grilled cheese with hot chocolate - but dipped in hot chocolate. .... I wish I could see the look on your face right now.
Who knows? Maybe you started off giving me the weirdo reaction when I told you I put carrots and sweet potatoes in my spaghetti sauce last night.
I'm guilty of it, too, though - while I've been the recipient of this reaction, I've given it, too.
So, I'd like to know what your combos are that elicit the weirdo reaction.