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Old 07-28-2016, 12:00 AM   #21
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If it hasn't been mentioned already, ask a pregnant women what strange food combinations actually work.

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Old 07-28-2016, 04:36 AM   #22
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vitello tonnato: roast fillet of veal with tuna, anchovy and caper sauce. A great classic from round here, always eaten cold. Great on sa hot summer day!

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Old 07-29-2016, 03:55 PM   #23
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rippled potato chips with ketchup

toasted bread with creamy peanut butter and mayonnaise

fried peanut butter and jam sandwiches

sandwiches made with fried bacon, ketchup and salad dressing on toasted bread

scrambled egg and pickles on toasted bread with mayonnaise and French's Honey Mustard

I also like, tuna sandwich made with dried cranberries, celery, hard boiled egg, and mayonnaise on toasted bread
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Old 07-30-2016, 02:00 AM   #24
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I forgot to mention...

I like a hearty meat and bean chili with either Hershey's Chocolate Kisses or those "snack size" Hershey Chocolate Candy Bars melted in the chili.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #25
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Cold Boston Baked Beans with ketchup on the bread.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:08 AM   #26
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Fresh peaches with a mild Quebec bleu cheese crumbled on top.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:34 PM   #27
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A chip buttie: heavily butter a fresh roll, and fill it with potato chips.

Remarkably, this works just as well in the Old Country and in the colonies, even though potato chips mean entirely different things. If you're using the kind served hot with fish, ketchup is also recommended. If they're the kind of chips that come in a bag, pile them high, and just before squishing the roll together, douse with a little Wooster sauce.
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:43 PM   #28
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My first unusual combination was created when I was in elementary school. At that time, real lunches were served, always cooked by the hairnet-wearing cafeteria ladies.

Depending on the day, each table in the cafeteria was set with several plates of stacked white bread slices we could eat along with whatever we'd chosen from the food line. There was also an accompanying bowl of butter (probably a margarine-type food) with a spreader so we could slather some on our bread. THAT would not happen today, would it?

Any rate, on the bread days when I chose applesauce from the food line, I would spread the fruit onto some bread, roll it up and eat it like a sweet roll. I still like to do that.

By high school I'd added crushed potato chips on vanilla ice cream to my out-of-the-ordinary food list. Someone has already mentioned scooping ice cream with chips. Very reminiscent of salted peanuts on top to me, which is part of a tin roof sundae. Cooking Goddess mentioned tin roof sundaes and now I want one.

In my early 20s I discovered that beer and M&Ms is really quite good together. And, before anyone becomes a smarty pants, I didn't reach that conclusion after too many brews. Beatcha to it.
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:39 PM   #29
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Ooh! A cocktail that is barely known over this side of the Pond: A Shandy: Mix beer and 7-Up, is all. Very topical right now, because it might be the most refreshing Summer drink ever.

On my first-ever day out alone in America, I borrowed my fiancee's 1969 Dodge Dart. I was in Boulder, CO, so I headed right up the Flatirons to Gold Hill, 3,000 feet higher, had lunch, and kept going up. I got to 12,000 feet before the car and I passed out. A friendly cop gave me oxygen, twiddled with the carburettor, and pointed me downhill.

About a mile lower, I stopped at my first American bar, and asked for a shandy and a hamburger. I had to explain what a shandy was, and she looked at me worriedly before calling out: "Hey, Harry! This guy wants 7-Up in his beer!"

When the hamburger came, I asked for HP Sauce. I had to explain what that was, too, and got rewarded with: "Harry! Get out here! Now he wants BROWN sauce on his hamburger!"

Whatever you do, don't waste good beer on it: A Guinness shandy would be a crime, but here's another great strange combination: Guinness and Champagne, called a Black Velvet:

(Bartenders who think style is everything serve it as above, like a pousse-café, but that's plain silly: it should be mixed.)
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:59 AM   #30
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Grilled cheese sandwich and dip it or spread grape jelly on it
toast with peanut butter with cinnamon sugar
potato chips with sliced of Valdivia onion
pizza and dip it into blue cheese dressing
my mom use to gross me out with her peanut butter and bread& butter pickles

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