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Elvis had his peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich. What is something kind of weird that you either ate as a kid or still do eat?

Asked by Earthgirl (11189points) January 31st, 2011

Is it a secret indulgence you’re afraid to admit? Or do you not care what people think?

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wilma's avatar

Peanut butter on my pancakes and waffles. Don’t forget the maple syrup.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Cold peas in white vinegar with salt & pepper. My grandmother used to make it for us, and I still eat it regularly. My sisters do, too.

TexasDude's avatar

Meatloaf, pickled beets, and black canned olives with Yoohoo to drink was my favorite meal as a child.

mrlaconic's avatar

Oreo with a dab of yellow mustard in the middle. When I was younger a lady I knew was pregnant and she ate these things and gave me one on a dare and I tried it… sure enough it’s pretty good.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I would still eat that. Minus the Yoohoo.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Green corn and tomatoes, when we were playing at the farm and got hungry, we would grab a couple ears or tomatoes and eat them instead of going to the house for a snack.

That way no one could think of any extra chores for us while we were handy.

Jude's avatar

Sliced cheddar, mustard, & whole wheat bread. Make Sammich. Pop into the microwave and melt cheese into mustard. Mustard-cheesey goodness on soft bread.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@wilma I do that, but I usually use my homemade chokecherry syrup instead of maple.

TexasDude's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie, my aunt actually made it for me for my birthday. (She was the one who always made it for me when she babysat me as a child).

Shit was sooo good.

FutureMemory's avatar

I’ve always liked to eat Ritz crackers with yogurt as a dip.

Jude's avatar

I drink Canadian maple syrup straight from the bottle.

YARNLADY's avatar

buttered popcorn in the fireplace, with real corn and real butter.

Vunessuh's avatar

I mix my macaroni and cheese with cinnamon apple sauce. It’s a very tasty combination. People think I’m crazy when they hear this, but I’ve gotten quite a few people hooked on this combination and now they can’t eat mac and cheese without apple sauce. The cheese and the cinnamon flavor goes surprisingly really well together. :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I like mashed potatoes with Italian dressing….and I once ate dirt ;)

Kardamom's avatar

Things that I like, but rarely eat because I know they are so bad for you and either look or smell bad: bright orange nacho cheese on chips with jalapenos, funyuns, cheetos and those bright orange crackers with the tangy cheese filling that come in those little cellophane packages. Plus I used to like to put either potato chips or fritos on my white bread, mustard and boloney sandwiches. I haven’t eaten that since I was in elementary school.

Something odd that I like that I think some of the rest of you might like too. A warm tortilla filled with crumbled feta cheese and orange marmalade. It’s so good! And I like to dip pizza into balsamic vinegar. Yum!

VS's avatar

When I was little, I would ask my mom to make me an onion sandwich. Two soft pieces of bread, yellow mustard, and a big slice out of the middle of an onion. It would probably kill me to eat one now – I can’t eat onions unless they are cooked, but oh, many a happy summer afternoon was spent smelling to high heaven of onion breath!

boxer3's avatar

@Vunessuh , I was big on mac and cheese with ketchup, most people thought I was nuts, I’ll have to try your way some time…sounds interesting…

SamIAm's avatar

I always used to eat straight up frosting (Funfetti, please) as a kid. Chips in sandwiches, always. And I thought it was strange but I guess it’s not: I like a fried egg on my rice.

snowberry's avatar

A peanut butter and mint jelly sandwich just about every day for lunch as a child.

Earthgirl's avatar

My two indulgences were peanut butter and bacon sandwiches (hold the bananas, Elvis) and bologna and ketchup on white bread.

JustJessica's avatar

Iā™„dill pickles and chocolate soft serve ice cream YUM YUM! I once or twice three times while I was pregnant ate canned tuna with peanut butter, it was tasty then but couldn’t do it now. I also like McDonald’s fries with their ice cream.

@Samantha_Rae Fried eggs and rice go on in this house at lease twice a week, I love leftover Jasmine rice from the night before with two over medium eggs. My S/O was eating it yesterday and told me thank you for introducing him to it, and that he’s been missing out all his years not eating it.

boxer3's avatar

AHHHH!!! @Earthgirl !! My meme used to make me bologna and ketchup sandwhiches :]

blueiiznh's avatar

pretzels with orange sherbert….
Peanut butter and mayo sandwich

Fred931's avatar

I’ll eat plain bread with either barbecue sauce or olive oil.

snowberry's avatar

When we have leftover rice I’ll crack an egg or two into it, and fry it on a griddle. It is great with syrup, but I prefer Tamari on it (it’s a bit like soy sauce). I don’t have a name of it, but it tastes yummy nevertheless.

WasCy's avatar

Potato chips with mustard

I thought turkey sandwiches with mustard (instead of mayo) were strange, until I started to see how many others do that.

French fries with mustard (French fries with gravy are kind of a New England thing)

Earthgirl's avatar

boxer3 Coo!!! I used to eat them and sit at the piano trying to learn to play. Talk about your fusion of high brow- low brow culture.

snowberry's avatar

Where I’m from folks will combine ketchup with mayonnaise. They call it “fry sauce” and eat it with french fries.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@WasCy count me in, I like mustard on my turkey. No way I would mess up a perfectly good turkey sandwich with mayo.

Earthgirl's avatar

WasCy You just reminded me that I used to eat bologna with potato chips on white bread too!

Fred931's avatar

This discussion is fucking exploding. I haven’t seen 6 responses in 3 minutes in awhile.

Earthgirl's avatar

fred931 yeah, I didn’t know what I was tapping into. LOL

Earthgirl's avatar

blueiznh Wow, pretzels with orange sherbet…That is pretty weird. I gotta try it :)

blueiiznh's avatar

@Earthgirl i need to run out for it now. salt, sweet, cold, crunchy

blueiiznh's avatar

french fries and honey mustard

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Crunchy peanut butter with Raspberry jam, Salami and Swiss cheese. All on Whole wheat bread.

JustJessica's avatar

Tillamook mild cheddar cheese with mayo on white bread… Yummy.

boxer3's avatar

watermelon and salt

Earthgirl's avatar

boxer3 Salt? ewww! I love my watermelon, but what inspired you to try salt?

boxer3's avatar

@Earthgirl haha, thats the reaction I usually get-
I don’t know really- I’ve eaten it that way since I was a little girl-
Most people in my family/extended family do too-
anndddd most people that try it end up liking it :] not a ton of salt- just to taste.
I also like salt on apples.

I met a lady once who loved salt on her oranges.

filmfann's avatar

My brother loves Salami, Mayo and Peanut Butter sandwiches.

I guess, for me, it would be my Mother’s fudge recipe. I went into a fudge shop after she died, and asked if they had a bitter, brittle, coarse fudge, and they looked at me in horror, saying no one had ever asked for such a thing. But that is what her fudge was like, and I miss it.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I like raisins and mustard.

blueiiznh's avatar

@boxer3 a great reminder of sitting in apple trees as a kid with a salt shaker in pocket to sprinkle a dash on them. Also a touch of salt on garden picked tomatoes.
Dang, the market is closed now!

Earthgirl's avatar

looks like this question made a few people hungry!

blueiiznh's avatar

ok, i cant forget another fav of crunchy salty and sweet…

Chocolate dipped potato chips

boxer3's avatar

@blueiiznh , well damn, I like salt on tomatoes too :]

Kardamom's avatar

I used to love Velveeta. I especially like unwrapping it out of it’s foil inner container that was inside the paper big box. And I also enjoyed peeling the plastic wrap from American cheese slices and eating right then and there, no sandwich or anything. And here’s the worst one, I actually liked to take a small spoonful of shortening out of the container when my mom was making cookies. That’s another one I haven’t tried since I was about 7. Oddly enough, I was never a paste eater, so I can’t say whether one was better than the other.

boxer3's avatar

When I was a kid, I liked to eat the canned food
like spaghettios, ravioli, wheres waldo and meatballs etcetcetc….
fresh from the can without heating it up;
haha. it sounds pretty disgusting but I loved it.

WasCy's avatar

lol @ the very idea, or the term, of “fresh from the can”

boxer3's avatar

hahahaha :]

casheroo's avatar

Peanut butter and syrup…loves it.

Kardamom's avatar

I also don’t mind (and actually kind of like, but would never put it there on purpose) maple syrup that drifts from the pancakes over to the scrambled eggs.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Fresh mozzarella soaked in various things, such as balsamic vinaigrette.

Not that weird, I guess, but not exactly common as far as I am aware.

genkan's avatar

Jam on toast dipped in eggs. Yum. Although that’s not as out-of-this-world as a lot of the other suggestions.

SamIAm's avatar

Speaking of syrup on eggs… the white egg part on french toast. not weird but SOO my favorite part. Thanks for that reminder @Kardamom :)

Seelix's avatar

I love peanut butter and bacon on toast! I don’t think I’d make a sandwich just like that, but I always have a little sammich when having a full breakfast.

Speaking of breakfast, bacon and maple syrup – mmmm!

I used to have bologna and ketchup too when I was a kid!

Also, I know this isn’t exactly “weird”, but anytime I’m having a burger and fries (fast food, restaurant or homemade) I always put fries on my burger. My family thinks it’s weird.

I guess the weirdest thing I like is carrots and peanut butter. Celery sticks with Cheese Whiz or peanut butter were always snacks on the table at my grandparents’ house, but once I got braces I stopped eating raw celery. I tried carrot sticks with peanut butter – YUM! I don’t do it so often anymore, but sometimes a handful of baby carrots and a jar of peanut butter is all it’ll take to make me happy.

Claire_Fraser's avatar

I love hot buttermilk biscuits with Vermont extra sharp white cheddar and blueberry jam! YUM!

blueiiznh's avatar

@Claire_Fraser you had me until the blueberry jam, but I love each, so now I have to try it

sinscriven's avatar

Doritos (nacho or ranch) with cottage cheese.

And though it’s more of a cultural thing than something odd: Salt, Lemon and Chile powder on fresh fruit. Yum.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@sinscriven Are you talking about Tajin? Great on bananas or pineapple.

Claire_Fraser's avatar

@blueiiznh haha It is a truly delicious experience, sweet jam, salty, buttery biscuit, and the sharpness of the cheese…mmmm

sinscriven's avatar

@Tropical_Willie What isn’t it great on? :D

I’ve never had the Tajin brand stuff, just the generic pico de gallo powder, is there a big difference?

cazzie's avatar

I like malt vinegar on my fish and chips, but that’s not that weird. It’s like mayo on french fries I guess. A whole culture does it, so it only sounds odd if you’re not from there.

I like certain fruit chutney with meats, but that’s not weird either, I guess. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches here (in Norway) grosses people out, and as I kid I would drunk them in chocolate milk.

They eat this cod roe here out of a tube with a thick mayo, also out of a tube. ‘Kaviar og Majones’ ick. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44243566@N00/452862877

But I like a fruit juice shake make with some of this stuff:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Joint-Pain-Arthritis-Spirulina-May-Help

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@sinscriven Tajin is lime and not lemon dried juice powder with chili pepper and salt.

blueiiznh's avatar

forgot about Tartar Sauce with fried chicken… :D

Kardamom's avatar

@Seelix just made me remember something else yummy from my childhood. It was Kraft cheese spreads in jars that you would actually use as juice glasses after the cheese was all eaten up, but back in the day, the jars were kind of square-ish down at the bottom and then they tapered up. The opening at the top was round and they had a metal lid that you had to pop off with a can opener.

I recall that there were 3 flavors, but I can only find 2 of them now. I’m bummed that the shape of the jar is totally different now. But the first one is Pimiento and the other flavor is Old English but I’m convinced that there was a third flavor that was a white colored “cheese” too. God I loved that stuff and I also enjoyed opening the pop top and my mom always let me spread the stuff onto Ritz crackers. She probably had no idea at the time that she was fostering my love of cooking and entertaining.

Kardamom's avatar

I just found the Kraft white cheese! It’s Roka Blue

I think we should join that other thread where they were talking about whether you liked cheese or crackers better and bust out the Kraft jarred cheeses!

wilma's avatar

Yes @Kardamom that also used to come in American and Neufachatel with pineapple I think.

Kardamom's avatar

@wilma OMG! You are right! I can taste that pineapple one right now. It was soooooooo good! Thanks for reminding me. : )

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Kardamom I remember those cheese spreads. They were awesome!

cazzie's avatar

Technically, that stuff was not cheese, and I simply will not call it cheese. stomps foot on ground (folds arms and sticks nose in air)

I’ll admit to liking them and the cheese in a can you squirt out when I was a kid, but I can not stand that stuff now. YUK. Give me a fresh vacherin (fourth one from the left in this picture)
http://www.la-cave.co.uk/press_page.php or give me a naked cracker.

Here’s a bit more about my fav cheese: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-1087428/Seasonal-treats-beat-big-chill-Charles-Campion.html

Brian1946's avatar

Brown rice with mayo and BBQ sauce.

Blueroses's avatar

Peanut Butter, American Cheese and Sweet Pickles in a toasted rye bread sandwich.
I also use mayo for toasting cheese sandwiches, which people think is strange until they try it. It spreads easily, grills evenly and the mayo taste completely cooks off.

Claire_Fraser's avatar

@Blueroses Not the first time I’ve heard of using Mayo as the fat on a grilled cheese. I’ll try it, I think :)

Kardamom's avatar

@Claire_Fraser and @Blueroses a friend of mine used to make garlic bread using mayo as the base. She’d start out with a big loaf of french bread cut in half, slather mayo on the slices, spread butter on top of that (or maybe she’d mix the 2 together first) then she’d put fresh chopped garlic on top and bake the whole thing in the oven. I never tried it, but she said it was the best.

@cazzie I liked the spray cheese too, but mostly for the novelty. It didn’t taste as good as the Kraft “cheese” in the little jars. I never developed a taste for Cheez Whiz, though. Yuck!

WasCy's avatar

Oh, the talk of mayonnaise reminded me: I once had a broiled swordfish that I watched the host slather with mayo on both sides while it was still raw. It nearly turned my stomach. But he told me to have faith, and I did, and it was the best swordfish I had ever had in my life. I put a layer of mayo on every piece of swordfish that I grill now. It’s wonderful.

augustlan's avatar

I grew up as a very picky eater, and as a result, I think I like some really odd things.
French fries dipped in a vanilla milkshake (also, pretzels dipped in ice cream). Sweet, salty and crunchy! I’ve learned that this isn’t that uncommon.
Grape Nuts cereal with butter – no milk – warmed in the microwave (it’s like really crunchy whole wheat toast!)
I dip my nachos in a sauce made of ketchup and mayo, or sour cream and salsa.
Every once in a while I make a ‘salad’ for myself using only shredded cheese, raisins, sunflower seeds, and ranch dressing. If I have them, I add croutons and bacon bits, too.
One of my favorite meals: Fried kielbasa with shredded cheese, caramelized onions, and sour cream, served on a potato roll (must be a Martin’s brand potato roll), with caramelized apples on the side. I don’t know why people always think it’s a strange combo, but after they try it, most people love it.

Kardamom's avatar

I know I’m beginning to sound like a junk food junkie, really I’m not. I’m a vegetarian and I make a lot of my own home made soups (today I had kale and wheatberry soup) and lasagna and casseroles and salads, but back when I was a kid, I didn’t know any better or care.

So here’s another nasty sounding (but oh, so tasty) treat: pour some Fritos or Doritos into a cereal bowl. Dump some Pace Picante Sauce into the bowl, crunch up the chips and salsa and dig in with a spoon. If you really want to be exotic, put a dollop (sorry some of you hate that word) of sour cream on top. This is better than popcorn for movie watching!

Brian1946's avatar

@Kardamom

I’ve done basically the same thing with white corn chips, salsa, and mayo.

snowberry's avatar

Just remembered another yummy from my past.

Put jam on top of a grilled cheese sandwich. I still eat it this way. It follows the cheese, bread, and fruit theme mentioned above.

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