Last night, we said goodbye to a dear friend…LOST. I can’t believe it’s over. I must admit that the obsession had worn off for me over the last couple of seasons, but I still looked forward to each new episode. I’m actually glad because I hate feeling tethered to the TV. If I could talk the other half into getting rid of it altogether, I’d be one happy, and much more productive, girl.
But I digress. The inspiration for today’s post came from my husband and his always…interesting?… culinary creativity. He’s a mixer. I can’t even begin to describe some of the concoctions he’s come up with, but I can tell you that if anything is in our fridge, it’s fair game. Drinks, especially. In his mind, if two things are good separately, they must be even better together. Sometimes this is true…
Very often, it is not. I much prefer to think that my husband is the chocolate to my peanut butter rather than the coffee to my pear.
Sometimes, I think he does it just to push my buttons…Hmmm…
Back to last night. After a suspiciously long time banging around in the kitchen, he joined me on the couch, spoon in hand, ready to devour the recap episode along with a bowl of coffee ice cream covered in fresh peach slices.
My first response? “Yack!”
My second response? “You can’t do that! Coffee ice cream doesn’t GO with peaches! They’re not good together!”
His response? A smug, “Yes it is.”
So that got me thinkin’. Who made me the food police? I consider myself a pretty liberal, open-minded chick. Why am I being so uptight about someone else’s food?
“Two great tastes that go great together” is all relative. Whatever floats his boat, right?
Well, I’ve got my own boat and here are a few of the things that currently float it.
Food Combinations That Make Me Die:
Spearmint and Honey
Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate
Apples and Sharp Cheddar
Asparagus and Citrus
Rocky Road Ice Cream with Warm, Salty Crinkle Cut Fries
Vanilla Polar Seltzer and OJ
Dates and Unsweetened Almond Butter
Dates and Bacon
Bacon and Chocolate
Plain, dry noodles and a sprinkle of sea salt
A good lager or stout and Buffalo sauce (on something other than wings. Wings = Yuck.)
Vanilla and Cardamom
Pear and Cardamom
Cumin and Lime
Butternut and Cinnamon
Berries/Cherries and Balsamic Vinegar
Marshmallow and Peanut Butter
Honeydew and Prosciutto
I’m sure I could come up with a bunch more, but I gotta go catch Days of Our Lives (just kidding…)
What are your favorite food/flavor combinations?