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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tamales, Sewing & Updating

SOOOOO...

I started making tamales yesterday, corn husks are soaking, chopping the patty pan squash, peppers ETC adding the tomatoes from canning day, dicing chicken, the only flaw was....  Nate needed my attention.
A couple of games of Backgamon some Dominoes, several hey Grandma, look at this, hey Grandma, when are you going to get off the computer (yes, I can cook & compute at the same time) hey Grandma, I'm hungry, hey Grandma, will you make me a smoothie?

OK, I GIVE UP!!!
 The corn husks will be fine soaking over night & at least I got the filling made & into the fridge.
Took Nate over to his other Grandma's later, then RESTED!!

TAMALES
So, today we will assemble said tamales.

STUFF WAITING TO BE TAMALES
MASA

















 Masa made, meat/veggie mixture done yesterday, husks waiting paitently!! And we're off!!!


               
NUMBER 1 TAMALE

WELL, 1 hour later I have 50 tamales in the tamale pot, 2 hours later I have 67 in the other pot!!.
I'm geting faster. SUCCESS!!!!! 117 tamales made.
We ended up with 9 dozen in the freezer. Bagged up by the dozen.
What happened to the other 9? (Can anyone say taste test?)
9 dozen will feed the 2 of us for 9 lunches!!! BON.

BLURRY PICTURE OF HUSKS WAITING FOR THE NEXT TAMALE DAY!!!
Drying those extra husks for the next tamale day. Note the canned chicken soup on the left.
The dogs just love chicken soup!!!

OK, SEWING!

Over the last week or so I have created things other than food.

LIKE THIS

OOPS
I have dial up, out in the sticks you know, internet not responding, maybe tomorrow!!!
bonjour

2 comments:

Denise said...

I tried making tamales once. What a mess! They did not turn out. I could have used the masa as wallpaper glue. Congrats on yours!

Terry M Scott said...

Hey Denise - I view recipes as a place to start. Masa is like flour, the less the humidity the more the liquid.
I love your blog, you bring the patterns to life. You have inspired me!