My mom was a wonderful creative cook. That said, she knew I had developed a liking for Mexican food from eating at the home of new found Mexican friends. My mom knew nothing about Mexican food (this was 1973, rural Illinois) I guess she had some magazines with recipes and for my birthday that year she surprised me with cheese enchiladas! They were wonderful but she called them enchi-lalas and I was always happy when she made them! Sadly, she died a few years later.