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. 


  1. I personally like grilled cheese and ketchup. However a "weirdo look" food that a friend turned me on to is homemade chicken noodle soup and a peanut butter sandwich, and yes you have to dip the sandwich in the soup. At first I gave her the required weirdo face, then she made me try it, and i found it was actually really good.

  2. I can totally see the grilled cheese and ketchup; I'm a fan of the grilled cheese and tomato soup so can understand the tomato base. Chicken noodle soup and PB I have not had... [insert weirdo look here] - BUT I'll try it! :)

  3. Growing up, we had scrambled eggs with milk and lots of saltines in them, then topped with maple syrup. Also had peanut butter and apple slice sandwiches (an alternative to peanut butter & banana sandwiches), and also had stewed prune sandwiches. And if I had to eat a bologna slice in my school sandwich, it had better have ketchup on it! But I really liked it when Grandma frosted saltines and graham crackers with chocolate frosting. EEC

  4. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who likes saltines w/ my eggs! though I haven't had syrup. Hm... stewed prune sandwiches??? how were those?!

  5. I like syrup on my entire breakfast plate, eggs, bacon and french toast or pancakes. So, I can understand syrup in eggs. Never tried the saltines, however, but I suppose the salty taste would be good with them.

  6. Brenda.......I always dip my grilled cheese sandwich in my hot chocolate!! You must have learned that from me somehow! I enjoy your food blogs.........that banana bread looks delicious! belva

  7. one of my weirdo food things, I learned from tam, dipping my pizza into Ranch Dressing. ummm good. As a young girl I remember taking a slice of homemade bread, Covering with REAL cream and putting sugar on top. Loved it then but have not had it in years. Also cinnamon toast was good, Toast bread, butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Loved this too.

  8. Laura - I think my dad could eat syrup on anything breakfast, too!

    Belva - that's too funny!! I had asked mom and she said she doesn't remember doing it growning up. Wonder where we all got it from??

    Mom - those all sound good, except I'm not sure if I'd like the texture of the bread coated in cream. :)


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