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FrostNsnow

Am I The Only One That Eats Werid Combinations Of Things?

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I love a beef roast but i put bbq sauce in my mashed potatoes and mix in english peas then i put the beef gravy over the fried okra. Oh and the bread! i eat so much bread with that it can be white bread, rolls it dont matter! I cubed pork chops while they cooking in bbq sauce and beer and english peas carrots and serve over mashed potatoes WITH BREAD! Some people think i ruin it but it taste great! I take a cooked ny strip slice it up mix in a-1 (GOD i can drink that stuff!) and put on a bread with steak fries on the bun no sides cram it all on bun. I even put bbq sauce in my mac n cheese and scalloped potatoes im telling ya.....Put bbq sauce on it and i willl eat it! Its even great on green beans. Bbq sauce good on fries too. Tell ya the truth i dont know whats its not good on :) I even add it too my baked beans and dip bread in it I LOVE THE STUFF! I mix scrambled eggs and baked beans together dont knocked it until you try it HOLY MOLY! I swear you put gravy,a1,bbq sauce on a old piece of leather and i would eat it...lol

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Of course no matter how the combination goes in, it still comes out the same. I've seen people put mayo on hot dogs, and all I can say is YUCK, so what is weird to one person is yummy to another. As long as you enjoy it, have at it.

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Of course no matter how the combination goes in, it still comes out the same. I've seen people put mayo on hot dogs, and all I can say is YUCK, so what is weird to one person is yummy to another. As long as you enjoy it, have at it.

I like cake with cake

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Of course no matter how the combination goes in, it still comes out the same. I've seen people put mayo on hot dogs, and all I can say is YUCK, so what is weird to one person is yummy to another. As long as you enjoy it, have at it.

I agree. Perhaps most of all with "YUCK."

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Hot sauce in Campbell's vegetable beef soup. I'm the only one I know of that does it but its delicious.

Hot sauce goes with almost anything!!! ALMOST!

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Hot sauce in Campbell's vegetable beef soup. I'm the only one I know of that does it but its delicious.

Try it with Chicken Noodle. Great for when you have a cold.

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