From Full House to The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, the 2000s produced a list of classics that goes on and on. True fans of these iconic sitcoms not only remember the zany plots and cheesy laugh tracks, but also the on-screen eats invented by each show. If you’re in the mood to reminisce, recreate one of these recipes that will remind you of your better years.
Gilmore Girls: Dessert Sushi
Let’s start with the timeless ABC favorite, Gilmore Girls. Everyone remembers “Luke’s Diner,” but the most creative food from the show came in season seven with the invention of dessert sushi.
To recreate this genius treat at home, first bake Rice Krispie Treats in a thin layer to use as your outer sushi shell. For the less ambitious chef, a Fruit Roll-Up will work. Then line up your favorite candy on top of the rice layer, roll up the combination as carefully as possible, cut the tube into bite-sized circles and indulge on the couch like Rory.
Hannah Montana: Cheese Jerky
If you loved Miley and the gang, you will certainly remember the brilliant business endeavor created by Mitchell and Jackson. These entrepreneurs combined cheese and beef jerky to make the genius “Cheese Jerky,” which even came with its own rap. As insane as these characters may have been, they were definitely on to something with this culinary idea.
First, place any variety of jerky onto a plate and smother it with cheese. Then stick the dish in the microwave for a minute to create a melted masterpiece. Our personal recommendation is BBQ flavored beef topped with pepper jack cheese for a spicy kick.
iCarly: Spaghetti Tacos
Carly’s older brother Spencer may have been a notorious bad influence, but he certainly was an expert in the kitchen. His speciality dish, the spaghetti taco, is now a Nickelodeon icon. To flashback to the iCarly days, you could do some random dancing, or just try this combination:
Cook your spaghetti pasta as al dente or well-done as you desire. Once the pasta is drained, top it off with your favorite sauce and sprinkle on some parmesan. Then simply scoop the spaghetti into pre-heated taco shells and enjoy this crunchy twist on a classic.
Nothing can quite take you back to the glory of 2006, but maybe some of these iconic food combinations can help you pretend. Go ahead, have some dessert sushi and escape the real world for a bit.
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