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San Antonio Schools Enchiladas

From: dxxxx127 
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 5:47 PM
Subject: request

We are looking for the recipe for San Antonio ISD enchilladas from the early 80s and 90s.

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I can search for an enchiladas recipe from San Antonio schools, but I cannot search for one from the early 80s and 90s. When people post school recipes, they just say “this recipe is from McArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas.” They almost never put a date on it. I occasionally find one with a date mentioned, but it’s pure luck.

Below is photo of a recipe for cheese enchiladas from the recipe manual of McArthur High School, which is in the North East Independent School District in San Antonio Texas. This is from: Pinterest . As you can see, no date is given. It could be from the 80s and 90s, or it could be the current recipe. No way to tell. You did not specify any particular kind of enchiladas, and the cheese enchiladas recipe is all that I could find. The penciled-in amounts appear to indicate that someone cut (or tried to cut) the amounts down from cafeteria to home use. I have no idea of the outcome of that attempt.

I also found this posted on Yahoo Answers:

Answers, Yahoo.Com or

Google Webcache Does anyone have the recipe for the Enchilada's NEISD San Antonio TX used to serve in the 1980's? remember Wednesday Enchilada Day and you hauled butt to be in the front of the hot lunch line because you knew they would run out. They always did; Every Wednesday, Every NEISD School. All this Government yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah has made me long for those ooey gooey cheesey, chili con carne....... ...............................

Yes I m on the Roosevelt alumni on Facebook and someone put a copy of it on there. There was a cookbook at one time I wish I could get a hold of. The enchilada are a big hit in my household but you may have to some calculating because it makes 216 enchiladas. Send me an email and I ll send you a copy.

It does mention a date, but does not give the recipe itself. You could try writing to the e-mail address that’s given in that post. The post is from two years ago. I could not locate the recipe on Facebook that is mentioned.


Economical Cake

From: Sue 
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:52 AM
Subject: lost cake recipes

I have been searching for 2 cake recipes and am hoping you can help. The first was 
called Economical Cake. It is a war time recipe my mama made as I was growing up. 
It was made in small loaf pans. It was a spice type of cake with raisins in it. 
It was a war recipe so am sure it used less of rationed items.

Thank you for any help I would surely love these recipes. She was from New York if 
that helps at all.


Hi Sue,

There are dozens of cake recipes on the web with the name “economical cake.” The only one that I could find with raisins and that mentioned wartime rationing is this one: War Time Fruit Cake

I’ll post this for reader input.


Rich's Christmas Cookies

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From: Leo 
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:39 AM
Subject: Rich’s Christmas Cookies

The Yellow Stars, Green Trees and Red bells were my favorites, all had 
sprinkles on them, any ideas on recipes?

Hi Leo,

Sorry, no success. I can't find any Christmas cookies recipe with any mention of a connection to Rich's.

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