Things are getting back to order around here. It’s just Charlie and me. All of our company is gone. Our daughter left for Nevada this morning at 11 a.m. Our son John took her back to Houston to catch the plane. Sure wish we had a service that would go to either air port in Houston. Some day we will grow up into a big city and have all of the conveniences of a big city. There are no connections between the two air ports.

It is back to doing the cooking and cleaning for myself. While Elaine was here she made us all of those good simple dishes such as enchiladas and tacos.

The first thing was tacos made from wheat tortilla. We filled them with refried beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and seasoned cooked ground round served with sliced avocado. You place everything on the tortillas, fold up the bottom and sides, making a pocket and dig in.

She usually rolls her enchilada, but this time she just layered them.

• 25 corn tortillas
• 1 1/2 pounds ground round
• 1 large onion chopped
• 1 can taco sauce
• 1 avocado, sliced
• 2 pounds cheese chopped.
• salt and pepper to taste.

I cooked the tortillas and she layered. She cooked the ground meat and diced onion, allowed it to cool so she could handle the meat, then added the cheese. I cooked the tortillas on both sides enough to make them pliable then placed them into the warm sauce.

She took them out and placed in a pan that she had put enough sauce to keep them from sticking. She added the ground meat and cheese on top.

We started on the next layer until all of the tortillas were used up. Any left over meat and cheese is added to the top of the pan. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

We served these with a sliced avocado, refried beans and a green salad. It must have been good, as there was none left.
During all of this ordeal that we have been going through, I acquired a new computer that has really taken a getting used to. So if this article is for the birds, you can blame all of the old mistakes on me and all of the new ones, the computer. Anyway, the enchiladas were Gooder’n Syrup. Von