Monday, June 23, 2014

What's for Dinner this Week? (12)

What's for Dinner This Week is a little insight into my life for you every Monday night. I carefully plan out meals for the week ahead of time and do my shopping over the weekend.  So I wanted to start sharing with you one of the recipes or dinners I am most looking forward to each week.
So I was inspired by a comment on last week's post about a follower who enjoys tomato sandwiches and I enjoy my tomatoes much differently.  So I thought instead of a meal this week I thought we could talk about the different ways people classic summer foods!
Salt, Pepper or Sugar
I know this sounds like an odd title but bear with me (and laugh a little if you like), we all enjoy foods and flavors so differently and it is a lot of times influenced by our families and watching parents and grandparents enjoy food.
First : Melons
I personally love putting salt and pepper on all my melons, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon. Any of them I love putting salt and pepper on, and I have gotten so many odd looks over the years.  Another way to enjoy cantaloupe is wrapped in prosciutto, yum!
Another odd thing I enjoy is slicing my tomatoes and then sprinkling them with sugar and eating them that way. I watched my dad eat his tomatoes like this for years and obviously picked up on it. Whenever I am at a BBQ and they have them sliced for burgers I grab them and eat them this way instead of on my burger.  Again I have gotten some weird looks and a few gagging sounds when other people see this.
Burgers & Hot Dogs:
Speaking of burgers, I HATE ketchup and mustard! I usually have to eat my burgers with just cheese on them because that is usually all that is available.  I much prefer my burgers with mayo or sandwich spread (you know the one that is kind of like thousand island dressing with pickles and pimentos diced in it?).  Of course since I dislike these condiments so much I don't put them on hot dogs either, instead a slice of cheese is perfect! Weird I know but it is delicious.
I get comments all the time, especially at restaurants, when I request my salads with no dressing. I know a lot of people like a drizzle of oil and/or vinegar too, but I prefer just plain old salt and pepper on my salads.  Odd I know, but years ago when I was trying to loose weight for my wedding I gave up all dressings (do you know how fattening they are?) and opted for my current method and found it to be so refreshing and light tasting not to be drowned in dressing.
Other things:
Another odd thing I grew up eating (and cannot stand now after eating it nearly every night) is bananas. My mom felt that bananas were a great dessert and every night after dinner she would serve us bananas sliced in a bowl, sprinkled with sugar and the bowl filled with milk (kind of like cheerios and fruit without the cheerios).
So what do you eat that is odd? Put condiments on things that most people wouldn't normally try?


  1. Ahhh yeah bananas are one on my no list. I try them but can't eat em.

    I love ketchup and mustard but ::shudders:: No mayo here. Ever. Not even cooked. I have family that do salt on melons but I just like mine plain.

    My weirdest thing that I love is a fried egg, cheddar cheese and apricot jam sandwich. Not too many are willing to give that a go. lol Condiments. I don't think it's odd but I like ketchup on my mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. Yum!

  2. haha I have met a lot of people that say no to bananas! Munchkin loves them and occasionally I make the mistake of licking my fingers after cutting some up for him and have to hide the instant gagging from him.

    Hmm I think I will have to pass on that. I have another weird thing, I do not like my savory with my sweet, especially with breakfast. It is either pancakes or eggs with bacon and toast, never all together.