November 6, 2017

NATIONAL NACHOS DAY

Jim Gaffigan describes what’s in a Nacho. Enjoy!

National Nachos Day is observed annually on November 6. In their simplest form, nachos are tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese or other melted cheese and served with salsa.

First created sometime around 1943, the popular and loved nachos are of Mexican origin.  Nachos can be made quickly and served as a snack, an appetizer or prepared with extra ingredients as a full meal.

It is believed that Ignaci “Nacho” Anaya created the original nachos in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas.  The story talks of a group of United States military wives stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass who traveled to Piedras Negras on a shopping trip.  Following shopping, they arrived late to a restaurant after it had closed for the day.  Maître d, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya served them a snack which he invented from what little was available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese.  Anaya cut the tortillas into triangles, topped them with shredded cheddar cheese and quickly heated them.  He then added sliced jalapeno peppers and served them to the ladies. When Anaya was asked what the dish was called, he replied, “Nacho’s especiales”.  As the word of this new creation traveled, people tried them, loved them and over time, the name changed and Nacho’s “specials” became “special nachos”.

The original recipe is printed in the 1954 St. Anne’s Cookbook.

The popularity of the new dish spread swiftly throughout Texas and the Southwest and has since gained millions of fans across America.

Nachos with an abundance of toppings are often called loaded nachos, super nachos or nachos supreme.

Some favorite nachos toppings are refried beans, ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, seafood, shredded cheese, jalapeno peppers, green pepper,  lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, onion, sour cream and guacamole.

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November 5, 2017

National Doughnut Day…Again?

Brian Regan, Mitch Hedberg and Jim Gaffigan talk DOUGHNUTS.  Enjoy!

 

Yup! November 5 is one of two National Doughnut Days observed by doughnut lovers across the nation. The first Friday in June is the other day doughnuts steal the bakery case spotlight ready to tease their way into white bakery box home!

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November 3, 2017

It’s National Sandwich Day – Hot Pocket is My Choice

Jim Gaffigan’s classic “Hoooot Pocket” (Hit Play)

National Sandwich Day is observed annually on November 3. The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich.  This day honors one of America’s most popular lunch items.

October 24, 2017

I Hate SPAM!

When I was a kid my folks would put together a “healthy meal” for dinner.  Fried pork chops (tasty – NOT) fish sticks (Friday’s – we’re Catholics) and lots of frozen TV dinners.  God bless them.  They honestly believed they were serving a healthy meal.  Then, one dinner featured Spam.  I tried it and immediately ‘blew lunch’ (or dinner).  I never tasted Spam again.  Most people love Spam.  Especially Hawaiians.  Check out this story.

(Courtesy of Today.com)  People across Hawaii may be stealing Spam and other canned meats in order to sell them on the black market, in return for what some suspect is drug money, reports Hawaii News Now. … “Every home has a can of Spam on its shelves. You can cook Spam 101 different ways. It keeps forever.

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November 12, 2016

Did I Ever Tell You I’m Half Canadian? Here’s Jim Carey’s Take

One of the reasons I love this Jim Carey drop is because I’m one half Canadian.  My late father was from Welland, Ont. Canada.  And, don’t forget we Detroiter’s are only minutes from Windsor, Ontario. Here’s Jim Carey eh?

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