Friday, November 16, 2007
Enchilada sauce from Heaven
I grew up in West Texas and this is the sauce my granny used for her enchiladas. I love this stuff.
Sadly, you could only get it in places like Muleshoe or Farwell, Texas unless you venture into New Mexico. Then you could find it in Texico or Clovis. If I remember correctly, it's made in Texico, New Mexico.
A few years ago I couldn't find my sauce in any stores in any of the four towns listed above. Imagine, a crazed lady driving around two states hunting enchilada sauce in a little yellow and blue can, muttering under her breath. It was sad.
I had to do without my sauce for almost two years. We were on an enchilada strike until El Monterrey took pity on the hoards of sauce lovers. Imagine the sales of beef, cheese, and tortillas plummeting, causing mass panic among beef and wheat producers.
Finally, El Monterrey came back and gave us our beloved enchilada sauce once more. They changed the packaging to a bag and naturally jacked the price up a bit. I didn't care. My sauce was back and we could have enchiladas once more.
The first thing I did when I found out we were moving to Oklahoma was buy every bag of enchilada sauce I could find, which turned out to be a measly 9 bags. Nine bags doesn't last long when you like enchiladas and your family begs for them regularly.
I enlisted the help of my mother in my enchilada sauce quest. She located 15 bags and bought those for me and sent them my way.
Whew! Crisis averted....until today.
I'm making enchiladas for dinner. I've hunted through the pantry and all of the cabinets. I'm down to my last bag of enchilada sauce. Woe is me.
I called the El Monterrey company and am thrilled to tell you they still make it. They won't send me any, but they still make it. I asked them about stores that carry it and was shocked to learn that S&S Supermarket in Clovis, NM is the only place it can be found.
I'm afraid when DH goes to see his folks the next time, he's going to have to make an enchilada sauce run.
If you every see this stuff anywhere pick up a bag or two or a dozen. If you don't like it let me know and I'll take it off your hands.