Do you dip your french fries in mayo or milk shakes? Put peanut butter on your hamburgers? That’s great but there are other threads for you pervs Let’s keep this about side-dishes.
When I eat mac & cheese, I must have harvard glazed beets on the side. I keep a couple jars in the pantry just in case I decide to make mac & cheese. It’s even better when the red glaze oozes into the mac and I get a little of both in each bite.
When I each grilled cheese sandwiches, I need tomato soup for dipping.
When I have any sandwich on a hamburger bun, it must be accompanied by french fries or a baked potato. Potatoes prepared any other way will not do, nor will any non-potato side dish.
And a burger (or other burger-like patty) must be served on a hamburger bun. If there are no buns, there will be no burgers. Mr. Neville sometimes eats burgers between two slices of regular sandwich bread, which I think is really weird.
My mac-and-cheese must have is applesauce. I was amazed about a month ago as I watched my 4 year old dip his in exactly the way I have since I was young. I rarely eat it myself anymore, so I don’t think he picked it up from me directly. Poor kid, made me wonder what other oddities I’ve passed along to him.
Also–roast beef must be eaten with roasted taters and thick gravy. Otherwise, thanks but no thanks.
Corned Beef Hash must be topped with fried eggs, over easy or else no hash.
A chicken-fried steak must have mashed potatoes and gravy as a dinner or fried eggs and biscuits for breakfast. Either case requires gravy – white gravy to be specific – over the meat.
Barbecue brisket without sliced onions is wrong on so many levels we won’t even discuss it.
You’re all wrong, and revoltingly so. You eat PEAS with mac & cheese (real or boxed). You may mix the peas with the mac & cheese, or eat them separately. They must be fresh or frozen peas- no canned “peas”- those aren’t food.
I don’t feel properly fed if my pork chop doesn’t come with applesauce as a side dish. I grew up with this combination, and applesauce just seems to me like a necessity with a pork chop. It’s like cranberry sauce with turkey.
Eggs must have bacon to be complete.
Chili requires Fritos, fresh from a newly opened bag.
Pork chops without applesauce is probably illegal somewhere.
Roasted Duckling is irrevocably tied to sauerkraut and dumplings.