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Jan 12, 2019 - 11:20:31 AM
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Mooooo

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5445 posts since 8/20/2016

What foods do you eat if you are eating something else with it, but not on it's own? I'm not talking about sauces or condiments.

I just got done eating a delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I like to eat two things with my Grilled Cheese, and they are Campbell's Tomato Soup or Spaghettios (I had spaghettios today). I made my grilled cheese on home-made Garlic Sourdough bread with huge chunks of garlic...buttered to perfection and Velveeta Cheese. I don't normally eat Velveeta Cheese on a sandwich, Campbell's Tomato Soup or Spaghettios, unless I am eating a grilled cheese sandwich. Man, this was a delicious meal, my mouth is still enjoying it.

Edited by - Mooooo on 01/12/2019 13:24:18

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:40:39 AM
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J e f f

USA

3124 posts since 12/16/2009

Split pea soup with a peanut butter sandwich (spread butter then peanut butter on the bread, no jelly). I like the contrast-- sweet and salty.

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:49:29 AM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

1406 posts since 6/19/2014

Well, a hotdog bun ought to have a hotdog in it. I can’t ever remember eating a bun all by itself. I have used hamburger buns for other things, like a hot chicken sandwich.

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:58:21 AM
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Wyozark

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Can't hardly have ham and beans without cornbread.

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:13:58 PM

Mooooo

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5445 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Wyozark

Can't hardly have ham and beans without cornbread.


so which of these won't you eat by itself?

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:42:39 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22146 posts since 8/3/2003

I sometimes eat ham and beans without cornbread and occasionally eat cornbread without the beans, so it could go either way.

As far as grilled cheese sandwich, I seldom, if ever, have tomato soup with it. I usually have a salad instead. (I like home made tomato soup, just don't usually fix it with grilled cheese and can't abide canned tomato soup).

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:59:12 PM
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Wyozark

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I withdraw the answer; I missed the real question!

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:59:29 PM
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Mooooo

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5445 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

I sometimes eat ham and beans without cornbread and occasionally eat cornbread without the beans, so it could go either way.

As far as grilled cheese sandwich, I seldom, if ever, have tomato soup with it. I usually have a salad instead. (I like home made tomato soup, just don't usually fix it with grilled cheese and can't abide canned tomato soup).


yes, this is the point of the post. I hate canned tomato soup too....except with grilled cheese sandwiches. It's the only reason I buy the soup. I would never eat it without a grilled cheese. I think it comes from School lunch brainwashing. They ALWAYS served canned tomato soup with grilled cheese. 

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:07:17 PM
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Owen

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2873 posts since 6/5/2011

'Way back, when our son was a preschooler he went thru a couple of phases.  For a while, in restaurants he'd only order "A hamburger with no meat." The waitress would give us a puzzled look, and we'd say "Ya, just bring him a bun."  After that there was a period where it was "tomato soup" ... didn't matter where or which meal.  [He seems eat more-or-less normally now.]   wink

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:01:57 PM
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Tomato.

Mind you, I love just about anything you can DO with tomato. A BLT? Sign me up. Grilled cheese with sliced tomato in it? Yes please (especially if there's ham, too). Tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato paste added to all manner of stews and soups, salsas like Pico de Gallo, etc.... all of 'em, I absolutely love.

But just eating a tomato by itself? Even chunks of raw tomato on a salad? No thanks.

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:11:53 PM
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Mooooo

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5445 posts since 8/20/2016

eagleisland, It took me a long time to eat slices of tomatoes raw on anything. I am doing it now, but not too thick. I like them as thin as I can get them, but year by year my slices are getting thicker. For me it's the snotty consistency of the seedy part....hate that.

Edited by - Mooooo on 01/12/2019 14:13:04

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:17:53 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

Tomato.

Mind you, I love just about anything you can DO with tomato. A BLT? Sign me up. Grilled cheese with sliced tomato in it? Yes please (especially if there's ham, too). Tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato paste added to all manner of stews and soups, salsas like Pico de Gallo, etc.... all of 'em, I absolutely love.

But just eating a tomato by itself? Even chunks of raw tomato on a salad? No thanks.


There's nothing any better than a home grown tomato (make a good song, huh?)  

Seriously, home grown tomatoes are so much tastier than those mushy, store bought things they call tomatoes.  Perhaps if you had one that was home grown you'd like it more?  Of course, you  may have eaten home grown tomatoes and just not like them by themselves, which is perfectly okay.  

I remember taking tomatoes off the vine, washing them off and adding a little salt and just eating nothing but tomato.  Oh, that was so good.  I miss my home grown tomatoes. 

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:19:43 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

eagleisland, It took me a long time to eat slices of tomatoes raw on anything. I am doing it now, but not too thick. I like them as thin as I can get them, but year by year my slices are getting thicker. For me it's the snotty consistency of the seedy part....hate that.


That's an easy fix.  Just cut the tomato in half, squeeze out the seeds and then slice it.  No seedy part left to bother you.  Or, buy grape or small type tomatoes, not very many seeds.  

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:29:04 PM
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Mooooo

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5445 posts since 8/20/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo
quote:
Originally posted by Mooooo

eagleisland, It took me a long time to eat slices of tomatoes raw on anything. I am doing it now, but not too thick. I like them as thin as I can get them, but year by year my slices are getting thicker. For me it's the snotty consistency of the seedy part....hate that.


That's an easy fix.  Just cut the tomato in half, squeeze out the seeds and then slice it.  No seedy part left to bother you.  Or, buy grape or small type tomatoes, not very many seeds.  


I lost a ten dollar bet with my girlfriend that I could eat one. I had to run to the restroom choking after one bite of a cherry tomato. Sometimes I slice the tomato and squeeze a paper towel into the slimy parts. I will never bite into one like an apple no matter what.

Edited by - Mooooo on 01/12/2019 14:30:23

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:48:41 PM

Owen

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2873 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

 

   There's nothing any better than a home grown tomato    

Well then, It surely must be a tie between tomatoes and cucumbers.  When they ripen naturally, I can eat 'em by the pailful  ... although now it's a v-e-r-y small pail compared to when I was young(er).   Some salt, for heart health you know, and Bob's yer uncle.   ...and if you went to the garden and forgot the salt...well the the decrease in taste isn't much of an impediment.   smiley

Sherry, other than in the fall, the tomatoes in the stores here are considerably more firm than the garden ones.  But the color and taste sound 'bout the same.  sad

Edited by - Owen on 01/12/2019 14:49:47

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:23:59 PM
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mander

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2633 posts since 10/7/2007

Trader Joe's has two snacks I love together but don't like either of them without the other. One is their Thai Chili Spiced Cashews, and the other is their sesame cracker snacks. (Sorry, not sure what they are called.)

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:39:56 PM
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bubbalouie

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11722 posts since 9/27/2007

I hate that green snotty part of store bought tomatoes too.

We try to get roma tomatoes fresh or canned. They are meatier & tastier than regular grocery store tomatoes.  

Canned San Marzano tomatoes are better than the run of the mill ones.

I can only eat cherry tomatoes cooked on a kabob.

Cooking them turns them into food.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 01/12/2019 15:45:25

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:45:49 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo
quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

Tomato.

Mind you, I love just about anything you can DO with tomato. A BLT? Sign me up. Grilled cheese with sliced tomato in it? Yes please (especially if there's ham, too). Tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato paste added to all manner of stews and soups, salsas like Pico de Gallo, etc.... all of 'em, I absolutely love.

But just eating a tomato by itself? Even chunks of raw tomato on a salad? No thanks.


There's nothing any better than a home grown tomato (make a good song, huh?)  

Seriously, home grown tomatoes are so much tastier than those mushy, store bought things they call tomatoes.  Perhaps if you had one that was home grown you'd like it more?  Of course, you  may have eaten home grown tomatoes and just not like them by themselves, which is perfectly okay.  

I remember taking tomatoes off the vine, washing them off and adding a little salt and just eating nothing but tomato.  Oh, that was so good.  I miss my home grown tomatoes.


Sherry, how much do I love and respect you? Words cannot adequately express. But I grow tomatoes - roughly a dozen plants a year, which in a good year leaves me with slightly in excess of a bushel of 'em (I only grow the plum style, because...).

During the summer, I fret over them, picking off the suckers. I adjust their watering schedule for optimization. I sing to them, to encourage their growth (seems to work with tomatoes... not so much with audiences). I cherish them.

And then I cook with the little bastitches, because I just plain don't like chunks of raw tomato. wink

On edit: I've got some stuff still frozen (gave away this year's crop owing to last year's pipe freezeup and not having a kitchen until about three months ago) but I will say this: for those who must rely upon commercial product for sauces etc., I have found that the tetra-bricked Pomi product blows the doors off of almost any canned tomato product, including the really good Italian ones. Those have their place, but it's the tomato product with the closest-to-fresh taste I've found. I use it a lot.

Edited by - eagleisland on 01/12/2019 15:53:08

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:24 PM
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Brian T

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14722 posts since 6/5/2008

Apples. The older I get, the less I want to eat an apple unless there's other stuff to go with it,
cheeses and raisins in particular. Maybe potato chips. really salty crackers.

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:32:02 PM

BConk

USA

17278 posts since 6/7/2005

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland

Tomato.

Mind you, I love just about anything you can DO with tomato. A BLT? Sign me up. Grilled cheese with sliced tomato in it? Yes please (especially if there's ham, too). Tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato paste added to all manner of stews and soups, salsas like Pico de Gallo, etc.... all of 'em, I absolutely love.

But just eating a tomato by itself? Even chunks of raw tomato on a salad? No thanks.


I'll eat them right off the vine. When I grew them, we kept a bowl of grape tomatoes on the counter for snacks. 

You won't even eat insalata Caprese? Dude...

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:33:29 PM
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Pretzels. I never cared for pretzels... that is, unless, you put one of these babies next to 'em...

...and the colder the better, too!

Yup, you combine a bag of pretzels with a cold beer (or three or four) and those pretzels will be relegated to memory status in no time flat.  Just thinking about it makes me wanna belch.

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:35:21 PM

BConk

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17278 posts since 6/7/2005

quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
I have found that the tetra-bricked Pomi product blows the doors off of almost any canned tomato product, including the really good Italian ones. Those have their place, but it's the tomato product with the closest-to-fresh taste I've found. I use it a lot.

why would we take mater advice from a self-described mater hater :D

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:45:11 PM
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Mac and cheese requires bread and butter pickles.

Hot dog on a roll requires either baked beans or french fries - unless it is a chili dog, then it needs a half sour pickle.

Apple Pie needs vanilla ice cream.

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:12:38 PM

Mooooo

USA

5445 posts since 8/20/2016

I see raw tomatoes are interesting to complain about. There is one way that I love to eat raw tomatoes....in salsa. I discovered that I love fresh salsa when I was being polite one day to a navy buddies' mother-in-law. She made it fresh for the occasion and stuck it right in front of my face with a big ol' smile, she said "tomalo" which I assumed meant - try it. I forced a smile and a gracias. To my surprise, it was the most delicious salsa I ever had. The thing that made it palatable to me was the fresh cilantro. I ate gobs of the stuff. And she taught me how to make it right there that night. Along with fresh guacamole (I hate slices of avacado, but love guacamole).

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:38:49 PM

figmo59

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Milk n cookies....

Not just one of the alone....

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:54:56 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by BConk
 

I'll eat them right off the vine. When I grew them, we kept a bowl of grape tomatoes on the counter for snacks. 

You won't even eat insalata Caprese? Dude...


That's the exception. A chunk of mozzarella cheese, accompanied by a leaf of basil, drizzled with a fine balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil almost can't be ruined, even if it's intruded upon by a small chunk of raw tomato.

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