Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I sure got a long way to go

"Fannie, this is your publisher calling."
"Oh Arnie! How are you? I haven't heard from you in ages! Everything's going well with the book I hope?"
"Smashing Fannie, but, well, the big guys are a little worried."
"Oh my, what has them worried?"
"Well, you have all these fancy recipes with pate, seafood, braised beef, cow brains; the big guys are a little concerned you may not reach as broad an audience as they'd like."
"I don't quite understand."
"Well Fannie, we're marketing you as America's Favorite Housewife, but you're not quite reaching middle America. We need you to tone it down a little."
"Tone it down?"
"Maybe something that will appeal to Americans without your...refined tastes."
"You want something trashy?"
"YES! Now you're getting it!"
"Well...I could add in the nachos I used to make for the boys when they were little. But I warn you - it's not really a recipe as much as a combination of ingredients."
"Sounds perfect. Love ya Fannie!"

Nachos(From The Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
  • bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 lb grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped canned peeled green chilies
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Lay tortilla chips on a cookie sheet.
  2. Toss together the cheese, chilies, and onion and sprinkle over the tortilla chips.
  3. Bake for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve hot.


  1. LOL - very cute.
    And, the nachos look right up this housewife's ally!

  2. Never mind America, this recipe could very well work here in my home...great snack food!

  3. I think my husband must have been channeling Fannie as he's been making this for ages! LOL!

  4. i think it's funny that it's even a recipe. ha!

  5. I could always go for this simple and delicious dish. Who doesn't love it!!!

  6. I totally used to make these nachos on Sunday afternoons before going BACK to church for several hours in college. So good!

  7. Just the way I like my nachos...plain & simple and extra cheesy!

  8. You could write a book. The dialogue was brilliant! Love nachos, does that make me trashy?

  9. Best post in a while, hilarious!!

  10. after homemade crackers, this recipe was SERIOUSLY in that cookbook?