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February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready for a crunchy
one because it's National Tortilla Chip Day! Grab some chips
your favorite dip! Let's get right into celebrating National
Tortilla Chip Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday for the same reason as most other food
holidays; people love tortilla chips and want to celebrate their
greatness! Tortilla chips are so commonly served at parties or
restaurants today that it's no wonder that they have their own holiday.
These chips actually got their start back in the 1940s in Los
Angeles when Rebecca Webb Carranza was trying to think of a way to use
up the tortillas that were rejected from her automatic tortilla
machine. A lot of them didn't come out in the right shape, but instead
of throwing them out she cut them into triangles, fried them and then
sold bags of them for just a dime at the El Zarape Tortilla Factory.
What a great way to recycle tortillas, huh? Now you can get these chips
pretty much anywhere!
Tortilla chips are made from corn
tortillas, or pressed corn meal, that's cut into shape and then baked
or fried into chip goodness. But don't think you're limited to just one
kind of tortilla chips! They can make these with yellow, white, blue or
red corn and many companies are known to add more ingredients for a
wide variety of flavors. Plus you're always welcome to dip them in your
favorite salsa or dip! Ever hear of Doritos? Yeah, I thought
And it's funny, most people don't think of Doritos when you talk about
tortilla chips but they actually are just flavored tortilla chips!
I can hear the crunching already!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, I'm sure you want me to
start out with the easiest way so why not go out to eat at a Mexican
restaurant? They will almost always offer you tortilla chips
an appetizer and a lot of the time they're better than ones you buy in
a store, especially if they make them themselves. And they
most likely bring out some salsa and possibly other dips for you to try
out as you wait for your meal. A simple celebration combined
a great meal? Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
you could just go to the store and grab a bag of tortilla chips to
munch on today. Check and see what different flavors they
maybe you can try something new. And don't forget to pick up
salsa, cheese or dip! And if you want to celebrate with
then invite some friends over to watch the game or something.
out a nice bowl of tortilla chips and watch how fast they
disappear. And if you really want to impress them then you
make some killer nachos covered in cheese, meats, beans, vegetables and
so on. Who doesn't love a plateful of nachos?
how you decide to celebrate, I hope you enjoy crunching on a wide
variety of tortilla chips today!