Hola amigos! Angela aquí! Cómo estás? Thanks to high school Spanish I can still whip out a few words from time to time 🙂
I just love Jack Black! Don’t you? That Nacho Libre outfit 😂
Here’s a short, but yummy post for you…
Did you know that today, Sunday, November 6th is National Nacho Day?!? Cue the mariachis!
Who doesn’t love a big plate of delicious nachos?!? Crisp tortilla chips smothered with beans, melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, jalapenos, and guacamole. Si Señor! I’ll take some!
In keeping with our National Day posts, here’s a little nacho history to impress your amigos with:
- Nachos were “invented” in the Mexican border town of Piedra Negras in 1943 by Ignacio Anaya, a restaurant maitre d at the Victory Club.
- Ignacio was short, so his nickname was Nacho 🙂
- The first nachos were made for a group of U.S. soldiers wives that came in the restaurant late looking for something to eat after it had closed. So Ignacio quickly put together what he had left in the kitchen.
- Nachos were not well known outside of Mexico and Texas until the 1970’s when Howard Cosell was given a plate of nachos during a taping of a Monday Night Football game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Cosell so enjoyed the dish that he talked about the nachos throughout the game, and for several weeks following.
- National Nacho Day is always November 6th.
There you have it! Nachos were created and quickly spread through Mexico and Texas and now they are enjoyed just about everywhere you go!
I’m about to devour these nachos delicioso from Pappasito’s!
Do you have a favorite place to eat nachos? I’d love to try them! What other ingredients do you like on your nachos? Please do share in the comments section below.
Make sure and have some nachos this Sunday!!