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Saturday, May 10, 2008
Wow, almost 400 entries in the Cooking Light Complete Cookbook contest! Very cool. I cannot believe all the strange, exotic food combinations that you all entered. If you haven’t read through the entries, take a look, it’s fun to see all the weird flavor combos that you all enjoy.
I’m announcing the winners right here in video form! In fact, this is the very first Steamy Kitchen home made video ever published (i.e. not X-rated)
And who are the owners of these lucky numbers? Read on….
My strange combo is spam and mango in a sandwich!
Actually, MamaMia, did you know that Spam is one my favorite foods in the whole world? I even wrote An Ode to Spam in the Style of Seuss
going way back to old school ghetto style. vienna sausage, sticky rice and planter’s cheese balls (from the can). discovered this combo in elementary school when i couldn’t cook anything, so i just opened things up and ate.
oh, and green mangoes or oranges with salt and tabasco.
oh again…c/o my hawaiian friends…gummy bears dusted with li hing mui. try it with dried apricots too!
but i still do the fried rice with ketchup on occasion.
(i think i’m making myself nauseous)
I must say that I’ve never tried sticky rice + cheese balls combo. I wonder if we could make a sort of sushi out of it? What shall we call it?
(pssst…I eat gummy bears dipped in li hing mui too!)
This is just such a wonderful question! OK here are my favorite weirdo-combos:
1.) Snickers bars chopped into little pieces and sprinkled onto a cream cheese-slathered onion bagel (must be onion), schmooshed into a sandwich and washed down with Orangina.
2.) Scrambled eggs topped with LOTS of mayo, white truffle oil, and cayenne pepper. Seriously, I mean LOTS of mayo. Like so much I can’t do it in front of other people.
3.) Alfalfa sprout, dill pickle slices, and mayo sandwiches on soft whole wheat bread. I ate this combination of sandwich every day for lunch and dinner for two months when I was in the fourth grade. My parents were kind of like “Well what other child requests alfalfa sprouts on whole wheat?” and just let me have it. Then one day i randomly woke up and requested chicken.
5.) EZ Cheez on Wheat Thins topped with one M&M (Each chip must be sprayed one at a time in fun little florets and peaks). This was my favorite snack when I got the “munchies” in college.
Oh and to the “ice chewer” above: I also have an odd love of Sunny D over crushed ice. MUST be crushed ice and MUST be Sunny D.
OMG and I forgot the biggest and weirdest of all!!! Despite the fact that I’m (oddly and coincidentally) working on a post about it now (but I’ll leave a sneak peak here). It’s a legacy from my grandmother: Cheddar cheese melted in coffee. You drop the cubes of cheese in along with the cream and sugar, then drink the coffee and when you are done you scoop the gooey salty sweety coffee-flavored cheese out and serve on a cracker (export sodas were a favorite). SO good!! I’ll have more about this on my blog soon (ish).
WOW, you’ve given us a great insight into your eating. I think the only one that’s weirding me out is the massive amounts of mayo. But hey, the Snickers bar in cream cheese on bagel sounds awesome.
We had so many awesome entries, and here are some of my favorites. Place your vote and I’ll even post a video. hehehe…I’ll make the concoction and see if the kids like it. They are SO going to hate me! I might as well earmark another $600 for future therapy bills, but maybe it will be worth it? I’m such a devious mom!!! And yes, I’m giving a nice prize to whoever wins this!
# 252 Kate Says:
Pea soup with ketchup ( my grandfather started me on this)
# 282 Terri Egelund Says:
Peanut butter, mayonnaise and sprinked sugar sandwich. Can’t get enough of them.
# 293 Melissa Reeder Says:
Mixing ranch dressing, Cheese Nips and peanut butter together and using a pickle to eat the mixture.
# 178 tori lo Says:
this great aussie burger joint called ruby’s in nyc has this signature burger called the whaley’s which is a burger with beets, sweet chili sauce, a fried egg, and pineapple.