Oh yes, I love tamales. I love all kinds of tamales. There is no better time to enjoy them than during the Fiestas Decembrinas (December holidays). This is a really quick post with a really quick video about our families that get together to catch up on each others’ lives over the building of a mountain of tamales. You can’t just eat one tamal, even when you try.
Even my baby nephew got in on the action except… his was more of a sculpture session. Because we are increasingly mobile and my family is spread out, we gather once a year and tamales are usually part of the celebration. This Christmas Eve 2015, we made tamales of chicken in red chile sauce and poblano pepper strips (rajas) with cheese. We also made Chopes which are sweet small tamales using the same masa (corn meal mix) but with fruit and nuts added. They are delicious! I should have thought ahead and videotaped a step-by-step but… too late; we were caught up in our creations. This was us during the process. Merry Christmas everyone (although I also pulled out my aluminum pole for Festivus, the delicate family balance…. hmmm…)!!