Created as a response to tough economic times when one cannot simply go out and buy a new bag of tortilla chips when all of the fully-functional and unbroken tortilla chips have already been eaten.
"Whoa! Hey bud, why are you about to throw away all of those baby chips at the bottom of that bowl? Don't you know the Native Americans used every part of the buffalo and wasted nothing? Use every part of that dish and make some Queso Salad!"