She was a great cook in general and whenever we came to visit, she would feed us until we were about to pop. When my mom was young, she used to make everything in the enchiladas from scratch, from grinding the chili powder to preparing the fresh and soft tortillas.
Grandma's enchiladas were served at all family gatherings: holidays, birthdays, and every other get-together. Everyone in the family loved them, and to this day I have yet to taste a better enchilada.
I was told to keep this special recipe within the family, but I will tell you that black olives provide the perfect touch.
In the last few years, we have tried to carry on the tradition of making Grandma's enchiladas for special occasions. Every time we find ourselves in the kitchen, stirring the homemade sauce, rolling every last tortilla, and tasting that first bite, we think of our beautiful, loving, and strong-willed Grandma Peg.
I hope to pass this recipe on to my future family.
Do you have any special family recipes?