Hands down, the 90’s were the golden era of yummy snacks. There is nothing better in the culinary world than all those warm snacks and fun treats that take us right back to our after-school eats. We have to say snacks after a “studious” day at school were the highlight of the day (and the post snack nap of course). Ah good ol’ days. But who said you can’t indulge in this deliciousness only because you’re a grown up? It’s time to take matters into our own hands. Here are 5 ways to recreate some childhood faves, with the SC twist to them.
You will not find a single house in India, without packets and packets of Maggi in the pantry. Our love for the 2-minutes noodles is never ending, but so is our want to experiment with new flavours. On the days you’re feeling super fancy go ahead and make yourself a Maggi Burger. Cook the noodles and add them to a bowl of whisked eggs. Pack them into mould and set it in the fridge for about 15 minutes. While that sets, chop some fresh veggies of your choice and cook up a nice juicy patty of meat or paneer. After all your burger prep is done, pull the out the mould and fry the noodles off with some oil. Assemble and enjoy your glorious meal.
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Remember coming home to the aromas of melting cheese and toasty bread? Oh how we love a melty, gooey grilled cheese sandwich. Make this an even better dish. Add in some caramelized onions for sweetness and herb roasted mushrooms for extra flavour. You can also load it up with grilled bacon, because bacon makes everything better.
Being a couch potato is a big big part of adulting. And there’s no better combo than popcorn, movies and a chilled drink. Instead of chewing on soggy, overpriced buckets of popcorn you picked up on your way home make yourself a batch of some freshly popped corn and add any of these flavorings for a tasty, crunchy snack. For the ones who like some spice or want to go down the savory route go ahead and melt some butter into a pan and add chopped garlic to it. The go in the herbs, throw in some rosemary, thyme and sage and toss this goodness in with the popcorn. Don’t forget to add in a pinch of salt. For those who have a sweet tooth this peanut butter + popcorn recipe is perfect for you. Heat up some organic honey and sugar in a pan, once that’s melted and smells absolutely incredible stir in a big spoon of peanut butter, a tiny drizzle of vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Pour it over the warm popcorn and toss to mix it all up. And that’s it, enjoy your chunky, peanut buttery deliciousness and binge watch your favourite series on Netflix.
Chocolate milkshakes when we were small were basically a blend of cold milk with some Cadbury cocoa powder. But not anymore, it gets complex, rich and practically defines delish. Take a tall glass and drizzle in some chocolate syrup. To that add your thick blend of vanilla and choco mint ice cream. Wait, that’s not it. Throw in some choco chips, broken cookie bits and chopped mint leaves for that extra punch of flavour. Top it off with whipped cream and voila, your choco mint shake is ready!
Boozy Ice Gola Popsicles
If we had a rupee for each time our parents denied us this icy treat, we would probably have enough money to buy ourselves our very own ice gola cart. Its summer time so why not make yourself a yummy gola with loads of booze. Crush ice and pack it tightly into a popsicle moulds, trust us this trick will make your life 500 times easier. Now for the fun part, pour in a flavour of your choice along with the alcohol into the moulds, and freeze is for about 30 minutes. Vodka + Kala Khatta, Rum + Orange, try new combinations and go wild. Serve it to your friends; these popsicles are going to add life to any party.
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