From my friend Christo
I got a huge box in the mail
with all I needed to make tamales
Corn husk, chile and masa
I used some pork
and it was simmering for three hours on low heat
The chile soaking in some water
Chile, sweet pepper, celery, and stock in the foodprocessor
Shredding the pork
Letting it simmer for 45 minutes together with the pork
Making the masa: corn flour, lard, baking powder, and stock
Soaking the husk
Then wrapping the tamales, I loved that part of the job!
Stacking them in the steamer
Waiting with excitement while the little packages
got ready for the New Years feast!
I had never seen a tamale in real life or tasted one
I was wondering, would it be right?
The meat in the chile tasted good
even the masa tasted ok before cooking
so I thought I would like it!
Bur what about my family?
I loved it, and even better,
they loved it!
Even my picky eater of a son and his girlfriend!
My husband and my daughter wanted it again very soon!
I told them what you said Christo,
that eating tamales on New Years Eve means good
fortune ans happiness for the New Year!
Thank you for letting me in om this food experience, I promise you
this will not be the last tamales made in this home!
To you and all my friends out there:
Happy New Year!!