I talked to my good friend Belinda today (which is really yesterday). She cooks THE BEST Mexican food ever. My husband likes having her over because she spoils us with her homemade Mexican food. (I am drooling just thinking about it!)
I made homemade tortillas for dinner tonight and stuffed them with a potato and egg filling. I haven’t made tortillas or Mexican food in forever. When I was rolling out my tortillas it showed. Instead of being all nice and round, the first few ones were shaped liked the different states in the US. LOL!
When Belinda comes home from San Antonio to the UAE she brings her Mexican groceries because she knows she won’t find it here. If I am able to go back home this summer, InshaAllah, I am gonna bring back a big ‘ol box of Mexican groceries…maybe two boxes…huge, gigantic boxes. I don’t care how much it will cost!
Here in the UAE, you cannot cook any Tex-Mex food from scratch and any local substitutions aren’t just like what I grew up with.
It has been extremely hard to find these products here:
Masa Harina is essential for homemade tamales
I need the Masa Harina and Corn Husks to make tamales with
I need dried pinto beans to make refried beans with
And dried Ancho Chilies to make homemade enchilada sauce…yum!
And I can’t forget my favorites like Rotel
Cajeta which is carmelized goat milk….yummmy!!!
or Ibarra’s Mexican Chocolate
and last but not least my favorite spices
The best place on the web to find the kind of Texas recipes I grew up with is at Homesick Texan.
And it didn’t help that I stumbled upon this site Go, Pop, Go! and his recipe for BBQ Beef Brisket.
You know, it is almost 1am and I just couldn’t sleep. I am feeling so homesick (and hungry!). I haven’t been back home in two years. InshaAllah I get to go this summer. Ya Rubb!