This is quite possibly the greenest lunch I’ve eaten all month. It might even be the greenest lunch I’ve ever eaten. Like, ever ever.
My dad reads the blog and sometimes he calls to comment on cute baby pictures or if I made something that looked appealing to him.
But the other day he called to ask me what the heck I was thinking putting carrots in chili. Carrots and beef are for meat sauce, not chili! He’s not the only one who’s questioned my recent approach to chili – someone else said that chili without beans is not chili, it’s meat sauce.
Again with the meat sauce! What can I say, I’m (sorta) new to this cooking meat stuff, I plead ignorance. I guess I haven’t been making chili, I’ve been making meat sauce. Meat sauce with chili spices. And no pasta. Oh well, it’s good! No beans, extra carrots and all.
When I was having this conversation with my father about my not-chili-meat-sauce, he told me a story about someone who once made him a tuna sandwich and put pickles in it. To my dad, pickles in tuna is equally as absurd as carrots in chili.
Maybe it’s my 16 year old self wanting to do the exact opposite of whatever it is your parents are doing, but ever since that tuna with pickles conversation, I can’t stop thinking about tuna with pickles. Tuna with pickles. Tuna with pickles. TUNA with PICKLES. That.sounds.so.good.
And so I put pickles in my tuna and avocado salad sandwich for lunch today and loved every bite. (Sorry Daddy!) I actually had this for lunch yesterday too, today was a re-run of the Fantastic Tuna and Pickle Lunchtime Show, but it was just as good the second time around. Today was extra green because I added lettuce and a side of leftover Brussels sprouts too.
What do you think? Tuna and pickles? Yay or nay? What other foods combos do some people love while others turn and run in the opposite direction? I use to think bananas and peanut butter were absurd. Now I think the fact that I use to think that is absurd.
And I use to love mustard on scrambled eggs. When I was a kid, all my little friends were putting ketchup on their eggs. I hated ketchup, but I did like mustard. To my 5 year old self, mustard was ketchup’s opposite. If I didn’t like ketchup on eggs, bring on the mustard! I still like the way mustard and eggs tastes today, but now I prefer to slather my eggs with cream cheese instead.
OK, it’s your turn! What weird food combos do you love (or hate)? GO!