I have food on the brain thanks to yesterday’s post.
What I wanted to eat for breakfast is not what I’m currently eating for breakfast. I’m a lazy morning person. It’s a legit struggle to get up out of the bed because it’s so comfy and warm. But then the birds start being obnoxious and the sun is up and work calls. You know, I love basking in the sun but I hate it when it wakes me up. The sun should not be mostly up at 6am. It’s just wrong. Sunsets > Sunrises.
Anyway, back to breakfast. I love breakfast food! I can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack — doesn’t matter. The problem is I hate making breakfast. Lazy morning person. It’s a process to just to make toast let alone eggs and bacon. I’m not much of cereal eater so I end up skipping breakfast. Yes, I know. It’s the most important meal of the day but 1) I’m not usually hungry until about 9am and by then, I’m at work and 2) you guessed it: laziness. My rationale is that I can lay in bed that extra 15 minutes it would take me to make something to eat.
So I’m eating an apple and these chile lime crispbreads(?) They look like mini, crunchy pita triangles and they’re delicious! I don’t know why I paired them with an apple but this has been my go to “breakfast” during the work week even though it’s a strange combination. It got me thinking of other food combinations that seem to be weird but turn out to be really good!
Chicken and waffles is the first combination I can think of that’s just fantastic. There’s a restaurant in downtown Cleveland that does chicken and red velvet waffles! Talk about upping the sweet/savory game!
Another one is shrimp and grits. They just don’t sound like they should be together but I’ve had some really good versions of shrimp and grits. I think grits alone paired with other things is weird for some people. I used to be a sugar in grits person but then I turned into a cheese and runny eggs in grits person and now putting sugar in grits sounds awful.
One I’ve seen, but hesitant to try is mint chocolate avocado ice cream. I like avocado. I like mint and I most definitely love chocolate but together? I’m not so sure. Along that ice cream line, I’ve had green tea ice cream before and that was pretty good!
Oh! Also, polish boys! If you’ve never had one it’s basically a hot dog with coleslaw, french fries and barbecue sauce on top. It’s random as hell but so delicious! And then Lox which is smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers which I’ve had in sandwich form as well as crepe form.
There’s also the classics — dipping french fries into milkshakes, peanut butter and banana (just no) sandwiches and pineapple on pizza.
How do you feel about food combinations? Any that seem odd to some but that you would swear are delicious?