The Weirdest Food Combinations I Eat as Declared by My Wife

I keep getting crap from my wife about my food combinations. Long before I joined Twitter, she put my “weird” food combinations to a vote and SURPRISE all of her Twitter friends agreed with her and ever since she has considered me a weirdo. However, I can’t be the weirdo of the marriage. Casey can’t let any of the different foods on her plate touch or she won’t eat it. Now that’s pretty weird, right? RIGHT?

During dinner last night we had visitors over: two Mormon missionaries who both came from smaller towns in Utah. Casey made breakfast for dinner, which one of the missionaries called “brinner,” and food combinations became part of the conversation. I’m disappointed in both of those missionaries and I seriously doubt whether they are legitimately from small towns in Utah (although, one of them gets some points since he too prefers bacon that has barely been cooked).

Anyway, as I watched Vivi dipping her strawberries and French toast in her pile of ketchup valiantly (yup, that’s my kid), I silently started to wonder just how many food combinations I enjoy that Casey would probably consider weird. Turns out, there’s probably quite a few of them. What can you really expect? After all, Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate is one of my favorite dishes of all time.

Here are the top 11 combinations of food that I eat fairly regularly that my wife considers weird:

  • Fried Eggs 1 of 22
    Fried Eggs
    I love a good fried egg, but I love fried eggs even more when they are combined with . . .
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Waffles 2 of 22
    That runny yolk covering my waffle, and then topping it all off with syrup, is one of my favorite food combinations.
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  • Fried Eggs & Bacon 3 of 22
    Fried Eggs & Bacon
    Again with the fried eggs. You may start to notice a trend, only this time it includes bacon and . . .
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  • Cream Cheese 4 of 22
    Cream Cheese
    One of my favorite and most unhealthy breakfast foods is a bagel covered in warm cream cheese and topped with fried eggs and bacon. That's good stuff.
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  • Pork Chops 5 of 22
    Pork Chops
    I stumbled on this combination by accident about three years into my marriage and Casey has never grown to accept the combination of them with. . .
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  • Sour Cream 6 of 22
    Sour Cream
    I love pork chops covered in sour cream. Sour cream may have been invented for pork chops . . . and Mexican food, I guess.
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  • Real Maple Syrup 7 of 22
    Real Maple Syrup
    I've professed my love of real maple syrup before. I'm a true maple syrup snob and my kids (aka Addie) give me flack for . . .
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  • Spoon 8 of 22
    Yep, I can often be caught eating real maple syrup with nothing else but a spoon. When I need a sweet and I don't want to cave in and have a bowl of ice cream, I'll grab a spoonful of real maple syrup.
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  • A.1. Sauce 9 of 22
    A.1. Sauce
    I love A.1. sauce. My parents used to tease me that I could put A.1. sauce on a shoe enjoy it and they were probably right! The weirdest combination I ever tried, however, was . . .
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  • Biscuits 10 of 22
    Don't laugh! A.1. and biscuits go great together and I know I'm not the only one who has tried the combination. I've talked to a couple people who admitted to trying and loving the same thing.
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  • Chicken Pot Pie 11 of 22
    Chicken Pot Pie
    I don't think this is a weird combination. I actually think it is weirder to not use this combination when eating chicken pot pie . . .
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  • Ketchup 12 of 22
    Chicken pot pie and ketchup go hand in hand. I can't even imagine trying to eat a chicken pot pie without ketchup.
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  • Fried Eggs 13 of 22
    Fried Eggs
    Here we are with the fried eggs again, only this time they are combined with . . .
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  • Cheeseburgers 14 of 22
    I know I'm not the only one who likes a good fried egg on a cheeseburger. I've seen this on several menus over the past few years and each time I see it I'm sure to point it out to Casey so she doesn't think I'm such a weirdo.
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  • Mexican Rice 15 of 22
    Mexican Rice
    I love Mexican rice and Mexican food in general, but I love to combine my Mexican rice with . . .
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  • Melted Queso Blanco 16 of 22
    Melted Queso Blanco
    Mexican rice and queso blanco are perfect for each other. I love to pour the melted queso over my rice until it is the perfect consistency of tasty goodness.
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  • Hard Boiled Eggs 17 of 22
    Hard Boiled Eggs
    Addie, Casey, and my mother-in-law have all given me crap about this combination, but hard boiled eggs are great with . . .
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  • Vinegar 18 of 22
    Pour a little vinegar over smashed hard boiled eggs and I have one of my favorite breakfasts. I prefer white vinegar, but I'll take apple cider vinegar too.
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  • Macaroni & Cheese 19 of 22
    Macaroni & Cheese
    I ate a lot of macaroni & cheese on my Mormon mission and I learned to try different combinations. The weirdest my wife ever experienced (and the one that got me banned from macaroni & cheese combinations) was . . .
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  • Pork-N-Beans 20 of 22
    Instead of adding the butter and milk in the prepackaged macaroni & cheese, just mix in a can of pork-n-beans. Not a bad combo.
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  • Poached Eggs 21 of 22
    Poached Eggs
    This is the example my wife always uses to prove that I'm some kind of weirdo. It probably didn't help that I introduced her to the combo while she was pregnant and sick.
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  • Maple Syrup 22 of 22
    Maple Syrup
    I love to mix poached eggs and maple syrup. While at breakfast at IHOP one morning when Casey was pregnant, I took my poached eggs that had been served in a bowl and I poured maple syrup in the bowl. Then I stirred the combination into a soup-like substance and I loved every drop of it. Casey may still have nightmares about that morning.
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