Over the years the recipe has had to change, more out of necessity than anything else! When we moved away from the Twin Cities, a lot of our favorite food items were no longer available. Which leads to lots of boxes of grocery staples being picked up whenever we visit home, and very careful planning and storage at this end. Do you have any favorite foods from your childhood that you have a hard time finding now?
Loaded with fresh tomato flavor, just the right spices, and topped with lots of melted cheese, this is about as good as it gets for a fast and family-friendly meal!
Dad's gone now, but I still think of him every single time that I make this for my family. He would have been smiling and the first in line to dish up - and I would so love to have one more dinner with him!
I also use whatever cheese I happen to have available when I make this - it doesn't need to be American cheese unless you want it that way - cheddar, Colby-jack or mozzarella all work wonderfully too! And it's a great way to use up all those little bits of cheese that you have leftover in your fridge.
This one's for you Dad!