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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2018, 10:58:48 PM »
Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili sauce meatballs

I'm sure this came out of some old Betty Crocker book in the 1950s but my family has been making them since I was a kid and I love them. I make them more often during the holidays.

The cheaper version you use frozen meatballs but Mom would make fresh ones and use crushed corn flakes rather than breadcrumbs in the balls.

^^ Yep must have been some 1950s-60s  Good Housekeeping cookbook or something.
They LOVED having recipes where you just mixed things from jars. (probably where that awful green bean and cream of mushroom soup casserole came from)

The variation we had was grape jelly & ketchup as a sauce for cocktail weenies.
it was kept warm in something like a fondue pot or something.
I loved it until I saw how it was made.

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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #46 on: January 03, 2019, 06:01:34 PM »
Not really strange, but I like shamburgers. That's everything but the meat-like object.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2019, 10:14:23 AM »
Americans have some weird ideas about food.
Most countries and localities have some weird ideas about food when looked at from the outside.  American food used to be rather boring and staid by comparison to most nations; meat, potatoes and a veg cooked into paste. 

Grape Jelly and Heinz Chili sauce meatballs

I'm sure this came out of some old Betty Crocker book in the 1950s but my family has been making them since I was a kid and I love them. I make them more often during the holidays.

The cheaper version you use frozen meatballs but Mom would make fresh ones and use crushed corn flakes rather than breadcrumbs in the balls.
The jelly/chilli sauce meatballs sounds disgusting at first but when you think about it, its just a sweet and savory sauce with meat, which a very common combination.   That being said, the prepared food makers of the US have always published recipes to encourage folks to use their products but that really exploded in the 50s.  This probably came out of a heinz cook book from the 50s.

Side note, greenbean casserole rather unsurprisingly came from cambells soup, the women that created it recently died. Dorcas Reilly, Dorcas, a name that likely died out about the time she invented that iconic casserole. 
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2019, 10:26:20 AM »
American food is anything but boring.

As a country of immigrants our food reflects a wide variety of cultures with numerous cuisines that are uniquely American. These include Cajun, Tex/Mex, New Mexican, and the variations of Italian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese  cuisines that evolved  from the cuisines of those countries.


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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2019, 02:24:10 PM »
I don't think this is strange, but my wife does. Peanut butter and maple syrup.

On pancakes. Yum.

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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2019, 08:20:47 PM »
In Australia, Easter hot cross buns start to be sold in the supermarkets the day after Christmas (there was actually a sighting of them back in November last year, which was a record).  I love them for the fruit and cinnamon.  There’s also an Australian yeast-based spread, Vegemite, which looks like sump oil (and possibly tastes like it too - I personally prefer Marmite which is less salty but sweeter).

I like hot cross buns, microwaved, with Marmite or Vegemite (no butter though).
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2019, 09:08:10 PM »
Balut.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2019, 03:31:14 AM »
Balut.

Vegemite balut tripe burrito.   

NO, not really.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2019, 05:46:29 AM »
Balut.

Vegemite balut tripe burrito.   

NO, not really.

Vegemite gets a bad rap because cheeky Aussies trick foreigners into eating too much of it in one go on their first taste test.  ;)

You don't take a spoonful and try eating it like that. Even we would gag on that. It's nice in very small doses on the right accompaniment.

You put the thinnest layer you possibly can onto a buttered piece of bread, toast or crumpet and eat it like that.

We give it to 6 month old babies. Who absolutely love it.

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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2019, 05:37:44 PM »
Balut.

Vegemite balut tripe burrito.   

NO, not really.

Vegemite gets a bad rap because cheeky Aussies trick foreigners into eating too much of it in one go on their first taste test.  ;)

You don't take a spoonful and try eating it like that. Even we would gag on that. It's nice in very small doses on the right accompaniment.

You put the thinnest layer you possibly can onto a buttered piece of bread, toast or crumpet and eat it like that.

We give it to 6 month old babies. Who absolutely love it.

I tried a thin layer on buttered toast and I think its disgusting, whats weird is that I usually like odd foods from other countries. Ill try anything, usually twice.

 I do see how it mite be good in other things so just to prove that im going to buy some on my next grocery run and get back to you.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2019, 12:58:27 AM »
I'm a Marmite guy.  I can eat it with  spoon.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2019, 02:02:43 AM »
I'm a Marmite guy.  I can eat it with  spoon.

So am I, even if the stuff we get in Australia is made in New Zealand.  It’s slightly sweeter and saltier than Vegemite, which is a poor substitute when Marmite isn’t available.  I did a 7 week cruise (never again) from Fremantle to Rome in 2015, stopping off Gallipoli for the 100th anniversary of the invasion.  The ship ran out of Vegemite 2 days before the end of the cruise, and a lot of passengers were very unhappy (but not as unhappy as the passengers on a cruise to the Antarctic when the ship ran out of beer 2 days before the end).
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2019, 06:06:42 AM »
I was sailing with the USS Midway battlegroup back in 1981. When we departed the Persian Gulf we made a stop in Oz on the way back to Yokosuka, Japan. A certain song was popular then so the supply guys got a load of Vegemite, expecting a demand for it. The little packets soon became a running joke as people found out how much of an acquired taste it was.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2019, 11:41:19 AM »
I just made a tuna sandwich. The tuna was:
1 can flaked white no-drain (or pressed dry)
1 tsp sweet relish
1 tsp sharp mustard (not sweet, horseradish infusions are fine)
¼ cup shredded cheddar (sharper is better)
2 tbsp mayonnaise

Mix thoroughly. Put on bread. If you're feeling excitable put a slice of cheese on top, open face, and broil briefly. Eat.
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Re: Strange food combinations you really like?
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2019, 08:17:19 PM »
I just made a tuna sandwich. The tuna was:
1 can flaked white no-drain (or pressed dry)
1 tsp sweet relish
1 tsp sharp mustard (not sweet, horseradish infusions are fine)
¼ cup shredded cheddar (sharper is better)
2 tbsp mayonnaise

Mix thoroughly. Put on bread. If you're feeling excitable put a slice of cheese on top, open face, and broil briefly. Eat.

I gave up canned fish a long time ago when I discovered sushi in the early 90s, Tuna tasted disgusting out of a can from that point forward, the thought repulses me now.   I have never liked sardines or similar. Anchovies are good as a flavor element but I cant eat them strait out of the can. I'll do canned clams in a few dishes.

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