N is for Hot Nacho Cheese

N could be for all kinds of things I like, although it took me half the day to think of anything worth writing about, and to some, hot nacho cheese is still a questionable topic for blogging, probably only chosen because it’s lunch time, but I’m goin with it.

When I was a kid, I lived in a small town that had a small town pizza chain.
Did I love pizza then? I don’t remember. I do know that since as far back as I can remember, I have never liked pizza the way other people love pizza. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always eaten pizza, and when I do, I like thin crispy crust and I like it sliced into squares. I know. What I really like on my pizza is Italian sausage, onion, mushrooms, green peppers, and black olives. I know. No one else wants this, so I eat sausage, and since I only ate pepperoni when I was pregnant, I peel the pepperoni off and lob it to the dog. I know. I also prefer it cold for breakfast the following day because I think pizza is better cold than hot. I know. Now you think I’m downright un’Murican.

round-pizza-cut-in-squares-chicago_thumbDon’t even think about takin one of those triangle pieces. Those are all mine!

Anyway, even as a kid, in the small town with the small town pizza franchise, with its pizza cut the way I like, I still preferred their hot ham and cheese sandwich. *wipes away drool*
Imagine it: an Italian roll, sliced open, toasted in the oven, then piled with thinly shaved ham, and nacho cheese poured on top. Not just nacho cheese. Hot nacho cheese. Jalapeno cheese. Spicy-oh-it-burns-but-I-must-have-s’more-cheese. They sliced it in half, and rolled it in foil. The crust was crunchy and flaky and made crumbs everywhere. You had to eat it in the foil and lick your fingers a lot because it was messy good.

Years ago, The Mister and I stopped in my old small town to pick up these sandwiches. Which were nothing like the sandwiches of 1985, and y’all, the cheese wasn’t even hot. Not caliente, not picante.

Our local pizzeria is independently owned. They make nice flat pizzas, with the square cutting, so when I do order, I like to get a giant pizza that can barely fit through the front door.
This last time I called, they had a special, so I also ordered breadsticks and cheese. I don’t eat breadsticks and cheese, but my kids love them. As I was takin Moo’s lid off, I licked my finger and —

ZOMG Y’all! Our local place has the hot cheese! The same hot cheese!

y'all know this is not cheese, right? is cheese-flavored oil, or cheese-flavored product, not actual cheese.

y’all know this is not cheese, right? it’s cheese-flavored oil, or cheese-flavored product, not actual cheese. you know that, right?

I was so deliriously happy about the freakin hot cheese!
omg it’s sooo good! oh my tongue is burning! must drink more soda! omg it’s sooo good!
I dipped and omg it’s so good-ed right down to cheese all gone. All gone cheese.
*sad face*

I have been craving that damned cheese for over a week now. I should not eat that. It’s not even real food…


But if you know me at all, you know I’ve been thinkin about delicately placing thinly shaved ham on sliced Italian rolls and picking up some hot nacho cheese. You know, just to support local businesses…

Do you have fond food memories that cannot be replicated? Do you want to come over for hot ham & hot nacho cheese night?

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23 Responses to N is for Hot Nacho Cheese

  1. I laughed at your odd ways to eat pizza because I think we all have odd ways to eat favorite foods, or at least we have rituals. According to my husband it is odd to eat many things on the same plate. That’s what I like to do. I love fruit, cheese, salad, and bread together. Honestly, most fruit pair so well with cheese that it would be too bad not to eat them together. I eat lots of green salad and I like to pile leaves on a thick slice of bread, topped with cheese and a slice of apple or pear. My sandwich type.
    I like nachos but I don’t think I ever had this hot cheese you are describing, so I’d love to stop by!

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    • Oh I too eat many foods on one plate. How else could we eat so many delicious things in a day? A lil of this, a lil of that…my family does go on about my lunch plates, (yesterday’s was pretzels, cheese, celery with peanut butter and golden raisins, walnuts and tomatoes) but I like what I like! 🙂

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  2. It is 9:35am and I am craving some nacho cheese and/or pizza right now…. Screw coffee, gimme cheese!!! 😛

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  3. lbeth1950 says:

    In our family, all the kids used to eat fried chicken with their eyes closed. I know that was weird.

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  4. Oooh I love the sound of ham and hot cheese! I like to save my meat till last when I eat a meal! Weird but it makes me happy!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Hot nacho cheese would be good right now. It doesn’t matter when now is, it would be good. We’re having pizza tonight and save for the olives (which I just don’t like) I could eat the one you describe. BUT, it has to be cut the traditional 8-slice way. No squares and no pieces without crust. Growing up in Pittsburgh, we had Chipped Ham, which is shaved finer than fine. There’s a type of BBQ made with that and a mild sauce that just drips all over you that I love. My wife recently found a place that will ship the ham packed in dry ice along with bottles of sauce. Childhood memories came alive.

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  6. hollie says:

    We used to have to work a concession stand for the band and dance team to raise $ for our trip to march in the Citrus Bowl parade. I’d take that hot nacho cheese and put it on the hot dogs that had been roasting in the warmer thingy. Sounds kinda repulsive to put some liquid cheese product that isn’t really a food onto the pressed parts that are cheap hot dogs…but it was sooo good. Btw, we are having hot supreme sandwiches (hot ham, cheese, and some sort of sauce) from our Pizza place tonight. Scandal night has become our order in and treat ourselves night

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  7. I like all kinds of stuff on pizza, including pineapple. I think your list of ingredients sounds great for your pizza. I wish I could enjoy nacho cheese like the rest the universe, but I will support shopping local anytime (funny line in your post).

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  8. Deborah says:

    I want nachos. Period. That’s one of the hard things about being in Taiwan. We can get lots of food from around the world, but Mexican inspired things, are not as common. I know what I’ll be eating for a while when we first come home. Love your pizza story!

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  9. I first knew about Nachos when I worked at a restaurant called NewYorkers. They still serve the best nachos in Mumbai. However, I am not a fan of it. I prefer spaghetti with meat balls with some spicy arrabiata sauce.

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