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Friday, November 6, 2015

Ooey Gooey Cheesy Crunchy Goodness

Let's talk NACHOS...

While the big nacho fad occurred in the 70s and 80s, nachos have actually been around since the 40s! Their ooey gooey cheesy crunchy goodness began as an impromptu creation for a hungry group of American soldiers stationed in Mexico. 
Legend has it that Ignacio Anaya invented the nacho to stem the hunger of a group of army wives when all he had on hand was some tortillas and cheese. The signature term "nacho" that stuck to the dish refers to Anaya's nickname. Today, dozens of nacho recipes exist on websites such as foodnetwork.com, and the town of Piedras Negras, where Anaya worked at the Moderno Restaurant, holds an International Nacho Festival each year in his honor.
Why the big emphasis on NACHOS today?


November 6 is ...

National Nachos Day

Nachos can be fiery hot. Bring on the jalepenos! They are usually ooey gooey from all the melted cheddar cheese thus terribly messy. Of course, they can be served plain but what fun is there in that? Regardless how you like them, ranging from the plain ol' ordinary to the invigorating spicy, they can be served alone as a snack or with a whole range of toppings thereby constituting an entire meal. During the 70s and 80s when their popularity was at a peak, nachos were especially enjoyed as stadium fare at Arlington Stadium, which was then the home of the Texas Rangers.

Happy National Nacho Day: Weird Facts About Nachos

Time to get up and get out in search of the ultimate super nachos where you live! OR Get to the grocery store and stock up on the ingredients for your own special creation! Don't forget to look for the nacho specials... if one is not offered, let management know today is National Nacho Day. Who knows, you just might find someone willing to cut you a deal!

Aren't you hungry?

  yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!