Rick Bayless has done really well in convincing the unwashed masses (particularly, me) that Mexican food is more than just red sauce, cheese, and "taco seasoning". That mole sounds awesome. It's one of those recipes that would consume an entire day probably (at least for me) but I may have to try it.
Tonight, refried black beans, guacamole seasoned with lime and cilantro, and a pot presently steaming, full of tamales. Dough made with bacon lard, masa, and spices, and filling is made from diced trimmings of a spare rib smoke I did a few days ago, with fried onions, tomatoes, chilies, cumin, oregano, etc. Then tomorrow with the leftover filling I'm going to panfry some quesadillas using the smoked pork filling.
OK, so I'm still in the unhealthy realm of probably inauthentic Mexican food, but hey, it IS good. Hard to beat the smell of cooking tamales, especially now that there's a bit of nip in the air. Comfort food from down south.