I don't have any fancy recipes or pictures of cookbook experiments to share with you today. Instead, I want to talk about one of the simplest, most sentimental snacks I can think of — My Daddy's Favorite Microwave Nachos:
Yep, it's pretty simple — just blue corn tortilla chips, Follow Your Heart vegan cheddar, and Trappy's pickled jalapenos from a jar.
But when I was little kid, this was one my dad's favorite quick late-night snacks. He'd take a handful of plain ol' tortilla chips, toss some shredded cheese and jalapenos on top, and nuke it for a few seconds in the microwave. Instant nachos. And if I saw him in the process of making himself a plate, I'd always request one too, sans the peppers.
I'm sure he still makes this every once in awhile. But it had been years since I'd had this quick snack. Then one day, a few months ago, the memory of daddy's quick nachos came to mind, and I felt compelled to try it with vegan cheese. Turns out FYH melts in less than 20 seconds in the microwave.
Since that day, I've been bringing this one out every once in awhile. Today, I ate the nachos for lunch along with baba ganoush on pita bread. And as expected, a wave of childhood memories washed over me. It's weird how certain foods can do that. How about ya'll? What are the most memorable foods of your childhood?