It’s almost Turkey Day and I’ve been so pressed for time this week I needed to create a quick lunch for Big Goo and I. If it’s Mexican food, it’s always Big Goo approved!
My Chicken Enchilada with Chili Gravy are really delicious!
Chili gravy is a Tex-Mex sorta thang…it’s thick, unlike traditional enchilada sauce which is a lot thinner. It’s also made with chili powder whereas my traditional enchilada sauce is made with dried chiles.
Don’t forget I also have the New! Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System Giveaway (entry below).
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I wanted to take a moment to thank my family who have been very instrumental with my love of food, eating and cooking.
First, my mom and aunties, they taught me pretty much everything I know about cooking Southern food, they’re experts…yes Martha…experts…lol.
Hey, I love Martha so don’t go there! I might as well thank Martha Stewart for introducing me to gardening which produces food, that I actually eat…lol!
Then there’s my cousins, my eldest cousin Melody, aka…my second mom when I was a kid…taught me so much growing up, like the proper way to roll a burrito, yes people, it’s a skill involved in burrito rolling…if you don’t believe me, ask Big Goo, who can’t roll a burrito and all his meat falls out the other end.
Melody also taught me how to properly stuff a roast and how to make the best….I mean the best stewed burrito meat on the planet. We used to make a big pot of meat and beans and then stuff the burritos, roll them perfectly and freeze them.
Oh and her pancakes…yep…she taught me how to make giant pancakes as well…and I owe my craftiness to her and Martha Stewart. Melody and I would paint ceramic figurines all the time which was my introduction and grew into my love of art and color.
And one must not forget…Melody always told me, I am not sure if she even remembers saying this to me…all the time, but I do… “Right now baby girl, you’re a caterpillar, but one day, you’re going to grow up and be a beautiful butterfly…just like me…” lol…she was so right…!
Then there’s my cousin Stephanie aka…mom/big sister #3…lol…who taught me not only how to drive…yes…she took the risk…lol. Melody tried once with me and gave up…I didn’t blame her at all.
Stephanie also taught me how to make pralines…and deviled eggs…we used to be in my aunts kitchen stirring, for what seemed like an eternity! I would be thinking, can’t we just buy these already…lol!
But when I tasted them, I knew fresh was always best. Oh…I forgot to mention…pimento cheese stuffed deviled eggs…recipe coming soon!
Then there’s the mighty enchilada. My cousin Bern taught me how to make Enchiladas when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Bern probably doesn’t even remember…yes, it’s been that long.
I remember the first time we made them, we were sitting at my aunts dining room table and Bern came over with all the fixings for enchiladas.
Bern was like, I am making enchiladas and I was thinking to myself, don’t you buy those at the Mexican restaurant.
Well I watched and learned and when it came time to fill and roll them I was given the honor and yes people…I was quick, fast, and efficient…just like I am now…lol!
From that day forward, I became an enchilada making mama and now I have the privilege of passing down the Enchilada making legacy to my Baby Girl.
Don’t think I forgot about you…my blog followers…thank you so much for making this year very special and always supporting me, it never goes unnoticed…
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
For the Enchiladas:
For the Chili Gravy:
To Assemble Enchiladas: