Intentional odd mixture that I like: Orange sherbet with chocolate syrup or chocolate sprinkles. (Hot fudge doesn’t complement orange sherbet for some reason.) For years, people thought I was nuts, until those chocolate oranges came on the market.
Odd mixture that we didn’t know was going to be truly horrible: Someone sent Mr. Rilch and I a pint of real Vermont maple syrup. We drink Diet Pepsi in the morning instead of coffee. One bite of waffle and syrup, then a sip of Pepsi. That must be what poison tastes like.
This is another mixture that was intentional, but presented to me by someone else - I thought it was kind of strange before I first tried it. Take some good dark chocolate and wash it down with a flavorful red wine, such as a cabernet. I looked at this as a bit odd when it was first presented to me, but after my first bite - ambrosia!
on a sandwich made with toast…
bacon and orange marmelade.
but only with the homemade marmelade with peel and stuff in it.
also cheese on toast with tabasco, worcestershire sauce and a slice of chorizo sausage. the best snack ever.
or the best yet,
pork and peaches casserole.
1 can tomatos
1 can peaches
4 pork chops
1 red pepper
garlic to taste.
fry onion,pepper, garlic, pork in oil, until browned and yummy looking.
add can of tomatos and peaches with about 1/2 their syrup.
keep on low heat for 10 minutes
serve over rice or potatoes.
it’s a family recipe…i eat it about once a month on average.
and a good drink is 1 part blood orange juice to 2 parts pink grapefruit. but i don’t like sweet juices.
Jack Daniels and Pepsi. In just the right combination (which I’ve managed to mix exactly ONCE) it tastes like apple cider. I passed mine around to my friends to verify that I wasn’t insane, and they all agreed that I was right, it did have a wonderful apple flavor.
I’ve never managed to duplicate it, because I just poured a random amount of whiskey into my Pepsi glass when it happened.
Here I was thinking, “Y’all eat some strange stuff,” and then I ate an ice cream sandwich (you know - vanilla in the center and the two chocolate wafer-things on the outside) while drinking a tall glass of Welch’s apple-grape-cranberry juice. Interesting, to say the least. Not really bad, but not something I would do on a regular basis.
By the way, smokers: lighting one up right after brushing your teeth can be a frightening experience, unless you smoke menthols to begin with.
Not exactly in the same vein, but did you know that if you chew all the flavor out of a stick of gum, then eat a tiny piece of chocolate while you still have the gum in your mouth, you end up with chocolate flavored gum?
Nah! I like that taste. Well, not like exactly, but every morning I brush my teeth, brew some coffee, and smoke a Camel Light while the coffee brews. The only odd thing I noticed is that the minty toothpaste taste overpowers the cigarette taste rather quickly, so I don’t need a mint.
However, as I said before, if you drink coffee with half-and-half afterward - that is such a weird freaking taste! I don’t think I captured it in my first post. It’s so peculiar, I can’t even put it into words.
I’ve never tried this, as I don’t eat or like chocolate, but I have a friend who swears by it, especially for a third-date-come-over-and-watch-a-movie-baby hors d’oeuvre.
I do have a wine suggestion: A very sweet dessert wine, like a piesporter or a gewurztraminer, served with very, very spicy food, like Malaysian or some Caribbean. To me, they balance out terrifically.
I also like Tabasco sauce in my grits, but that’s not too unusual, in the South anyway.
And this doesn’t really count I guess, but I like to listen to hardcore punk rock, like Minor Threat, while reading “Titus Andronicus.” It’s a totally punk play (his first, as I recall), and the violent, savage music sets the tone. And no, I haven’t seen “Titus,” with Anthony Hopkins, though I probably will someday.