Add a Little Spice to Your Life

One of the things I miss the most about New Mexico is the food.  And so we have to cook it ourselves because most of what passes for Mexican food out here is… well, something else, but it’s not really Mexican food.  I’ll leave it there.

One of the best things about Mexican food is green chiles and several years ago a friend of mine sent me several packages of frozen Hatch green chiles.  These are famous and with good reason.  They aren’t the only good thing about Mexican food but they are one of the better ones.  If you can get your hands on some (and you can) you should try some of the real stuff.  I have a stash in my freezer.  At any rate, when I used up the ones she sent me I had to start ordering my own, so I found a source and discovered that it works perfectly.  They come frozen and ready to stick in your freezer and use whenever the chile bug hits you.

This recipe is simple although the corn takes a little preparation.  But it’s OH so worth it.  I will warn you, it’s SPICY.  Ok, what I mean is, it’s HOT.  I personally think spicy food is good for you.  It clears your sinuses or something.  Well, maybe not, but I still like it.

So, go indulge your inner chile monster and check out Roasted Corn & Green Chile Chicken.  Then be sure and check out Handmade Monday because believe it or not, it’s that time again!  Thanks for stopping by.



Happy Birthday NM

Happy Birthday NM by sundero
Happy Birthday NM, a photo by sundero on Flickr.

My favorite state is celebrating it’s 100th birthday!  100 years ago today, New Mexico became the 47th state in the Union.  I think to celebrate I should make enchiladas for supper.  🙂

My Mom’s family moved from Texas to New Mexico before it was a state, back in the early 1900s.  I wonder how they celebrated statehood?  I’m sure it was a very big deal to them.  The house my great grandmother lived in was the first house in Dexter (or so I was always told) and my grandfather’s parents owned a house in Roswell.  It’s gone now, there is a commercial property on the land.  But my Mother grew up there, and although I haven’t gotten to live there in years, New Mexico is home to me.  I travel back every chance I get.

If you’ve never visited, you should.  It truly is the Land of Enchantment!