Do you remember the first time you tastedÂ Mexican Food? I think Clarisse Dyer remembers. I would bet that when she first tasted the delicious flavorsÂ of roasted green peppers, sauteed onions, chili powder, or cilantro they created a lastingÂ memory for her. Maybe the simple taste of a warm corn tortilla filled with your favorite meat or vegetable would be the memory that brings it all back for you.
I can’t speak for everybody, butÂ theÂ tastes I described above bring me back to my Grandmother’s home. As many author’s before me have said, “A simpler time” is what I remember about my Gramma’s home, and cooking. She always had a fresh tupperware bowl of “chili” in the refrigerator, and it went on everything (not the kind of Chili we make today that has beans, meat, and tomatoes, but the kind we may call Salsa now, but not Picante style-I digress)!
My GrammaÂ made some fantasticÂ recipes! Granted, she was born and raised in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua so she would naturally have a bent towards great Mexican cuisine, but one dish she created could be hailed as her masterpiece. It was enchiladas smothered in Green Chili. As a child I didn’t appreciate the full ferocity of it’s flavors, but as I aged, so did my taste buds. As an adult, I miss my Gramma, and I miss eating with the whole family-Mom, Dad, Brother, Sisters, Uncles and Aunts, Cousins and friends.
Mickey Gilley was once quoted as saying, “If you have good food, people will come to your restaurant.”
I’m thankful for Clarisse Dyer, wifeÂ of and performer in the George Dyer show! She has brought me back to Grammas, and she has given us “good food”. Her recipe is truly reminiscent of my younger days. Thank you Clarisse!
So why not head to your grocery store today and purchase the ingredients for Clarisse’s “Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas”? My Grandmother would be proud.