Pasta and cream cheeseshutterstock (2)
Weirdness level: 1/10
Sure, you’ve heard of pasta and mayonnaise, but slathering your favorite bagel spread on a steamy plate of penne sounds, well, gross. But trust us, it’s good. Cream cheese will create a creamy, Alfredo-like sauce when warm and, after a couple hours in the fridge, it’ll mimic macaroni salad.
Another pasta partner? Cottage cheese! Cheaper than ricotta, it’s indistinguishable in a lasagna. (If you like these food combinations, you should add these weird food festivals to your bucket list.)
Cola and chickenshutterstock (2)
Weirdness level: 2/10
The next time you’re cooking chicken, try adding cola. The acidity of the soda will help tenderize the meat and lock in the flavor. Some people saute their chicken in cola, but if you’re looking for lasting flavor, consider using the beverage as a marinade for boneless chicken.