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What do you eat that makes other people cringe or ask if you're pregnant?
Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches used to get me the pregnant question all the time. I also like to eat concentrates undiluted - like boullion granules and hot chocolate powder. But then I mix things that normal people eat separately; I must eat my mashed potatoes mixed with other vegetables if at all possible. And I like salad dressing on baked potatoes.
My grandmother used to put salt on watermelon, and an ex-girlfriend of my brother's puts butter on steak.
What about you?
-- I, Don Quixote (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 1999
I think just about everyone knows that my weirdness is ketchup (with the close runner up being A-1). I think it started with the baby sitter my parents sent me to when I was young. She taught us to eat macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches with ketchup. Then when I was in junior high, and it was 'uncool' to bring a bag lunch, and the only edible thing the cafeteria served was soyburgers and greasy fries I SERIOUSLY upped my ketchup intake as a simple means of survival. Things haven't slowed down since.
-- The Sauce (email@example.com), July 29, 1999.
Of course, everything I eat is perfectly normal. Everyone else is the oddball for not doing it the same way.
No milk on the cereal. I don't like cold soup. Period. I've never figured out why people put milk in the cereal anyway.
Hot dogs with cheese and mayo on them are wonderful. Melted cheese if you can swing it.
If I've got a hamburger that's not quite up to snuff, I'll salt it. I don't think it's that weird, but I've gotten the ole hairy eyeball from my dinner companions every time I've done it. ::shrug:: Go figure.
Um... that's it? I think?
-- Matt (gourmet all the way) (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 1999.
Lipton's Saccarine sweetened, low-cal, lemon flavored instant tea powder makes a wonderful zing if added to a bologna & cheese sandwich with mayo & mustard. (LOTS of bolgna & cheese, intermixed layers, cheese must be against the mayo, meat against the mustard.) Not weird at all.
Salted, fried slices of Spam as a bacon substitute.
Steak sauce and Worchestershire sauce in homemade beef stew.
Washed but unpeeled carrots.
No ketchup. Except on hotdogs (with chili and cheese and mustard, Oh My!), and fastfood burgers. I won't put it on any burger that doesn't automatically come with it.
Heavily salted slices of tomato.
Straight concentrates, like Liz.
Sugar and cinnamon in my grits, no salt, pepper, or butter, thank you.
I used to put a layer of McDonalds french fries in Quarter Pounders.
Corn in chili.
I'm glad I don't have any weird taste combos.
-- R. A. Randall (email@example.com), July 30, 1999.
ice cream with tea!
-- sanders (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 28, 2001.
Heres one for ya. Try a sandwich consisting of peanut butter, lettuce, crunchy fake bacon bits, and bread n' butter pickles. It sounds sick, but it actually tastes great! Also try the same toppings on a hot dog. Its fun to disgust your friends! No, I'm not pregnant but I do smoke alot of weed.
-- kev C (email@example.com), November 28, 2002.