Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where do you put your ketchup?

I decided to go two days in a row without being all dark and angsty, because the rain and drizzle and chilliness actually has me feeling pretty good contrary to all expectations, especially since my dog kept me up until 3am and I drug myself out of bed at 8:30am feeling slightly nauseous from lack of sleep. (Does that happen to anyone else?)

So I was making myself a delightful breakfast scramble (peppers, onions, mushrooms, 2 eggs, a slice of cheddar on a whole grain English muffin) when I noticed that after I got the whole thing situated (egg/veggie mixture with melted cheese on top) that I flipped it upside down to put the ketchup that I love with scrambled egg next to the egg mixture...NOT next to the cheese.

Then I thought back to the last burger I had, and I did the same thing. Ketchup next to the meat on the bottom bun, then meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc.

After more thought I realize I have "placement" issues with most condiments. If I am having a ham/cheese/lettuce/tomato sandwich...the condiment placement is contingent on the condiment. Mayo? Next to the tomato. Honey mustard? Next to the ham. Smooshed avocado? Next to the cheese.

Now, for hotdogs I like the ketchup directly on the hotdog, then relish, then chopped onions and jalapenos. I do NOT want the ketchup on the top of the onions and jalapenos, must be next to the dog. If that step is accidentally omitted (MR. P), then I would rather go without the ketchup than have it on the onions/jalapenos.

Nachos? I like the cheese directly touching the chips, with all the accessories (black beans, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos, etc.) on the top.

It's feeling a little weird now, so I think I better take a quick rest then go to work.


Kate said...

You crack me up! With burgers, I want my ketchup and mustard between the burger and the cheese. I don't like it next to the bun. Cause it makes the bun mushy.

Linda - Operation Stick To It said...

I have a little OCD about things like that. I've never really stopped to think about it though!

BTW, I'm back at Operation Stick To It and am reconnecting with old blogs I used to correspond with!


Jen L. said...

You know, I never really thought about it, but I have similar issues! On my hotdog, I have to have the mustard touching the dog with the sauerkraut on top. NEVER mustard atop kraut. Blech. I don't like mustard or ketchup to touch cheese, either. It's fun to be quirky.:)

kilax said...

Ha! You totally crack me up. I never thought about these things. I just put the ketchup on the bun!

Swistle said...

Wait, cheese right next to the chips? I have to try that. I always do chips, salsa, cheese, and then the chips get soggy. But...salsa on TOP of the cheese?? I don't know, man. That's more of a TACOS situation.

Anonymous said...

I completely support you in all of your condiment placement. Of COURSE you want the ketchup next to the meat! Why would you want it all smushed up with the cheese? And mayonnaise goes next to the tomato. You want the condiments on the bun in the order of placement where you want to taste them in your mouth.

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