The new header photo, courtesy of Meakin Hoffer, is Madison and Bodie chilling out at the blogger party.
We have a new house cleaner who is a young Mexican lady as the adjoining Monroe County has a fairly large Hispanic population, many of whom work at the nearby Monterrey Mushroom plant. Maria helps support her family by making and selling Mexican food and being one of our favorites, we were anxious to try our first sample of various meat burritos.
We really enjoyed her burritos, so the next week, we asked if she could make us a pan of chicken enchiladas and gave her a pan to make them in. I was expecting a single layer of enchiladas in the pan covered with sauce and cheese and ready to bake, but what we got was a pan FULL of them and another with the toppings.
Everything was already cooked and ready to be assembled and heated in the microwave, per her suggestion. Her standard process is to heat the enchiladas and potatoes and carrots, then top with lettuce, tomato and cheese. For our first version we just topped them with some cheese and salsa and nuked to warm.
Version two was as Maria did them except we topped the enchiladas with pepper-jack cheese and salsa before nuking and I reheated the potatoes and carrots in a pan with a little olive oil then we topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese.
We then asked if she made sauces and she brought us a quart each of red chile sauce and salsa verde. We decided to try both and added red to one and green to the other along with cheddar cheese prior to nuking.
I’m glad she brought the whole pan full as we ate them a lot rather than cook as we got ready for our wine group and the blogger party. They were delicious and we’ll be ordering another pan full soon plus trying some of her other offerings. The red chile sauce was very good but a little warm, so we went easy on it, and the salsa verde was outstanding. Stay tuned for a couple of breakfast meals - of course.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
5/18/2013 - 5/25/13 meal dates