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Thread: Christmas Tamales

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    Christmas Tamales

    Today was Tamale Monday, our youngest daughter and I made 10-12 dozen tamales, beef, pork, chicken and
    Green chili-cheese. We had two pressure cookers and a Dutch oven cooking at one time. Here are a couple of photos...daughter mixing Masa and Tamales waiting their turn to be cooked. A fun day --- cookie baking on Friday

    Judy in Phx, AZ
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    Yum! I love tamales. And fun to cook with family too.
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    I'm so impressed. We always have tamales on Christmas Eve, but we aren't as talented as you and we order ours. They are delicious and we look forward to them every year. Merry Christmas!

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    It all looks and sounds yummy!

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    When I worked in Houston there were lots of families that made them for the holidays. Yummy!! Great tradition!
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    I am making tamales after Christmas. Six dozen to be exact. A dozen for each of our 4 neighbors and some for us.
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    Yum, Yum. They look so good.
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    Yum!!! Those sound fantastic! I would love to learn to make them from an experienced tamale maker,

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    It looks yummy! I'm going to search it's preparation on net.

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    Awww one of my greatest pleasures is cooking with my daughter as well. We're meeting up in Montreal for New Years at my son's house - can't wait!
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    I love to bake with my daughter. We made 12 kinds of cookies last Friday. Going to make fudge and Divinity this Friday. These are memories that will last a lifetime. Merry Christmas..

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    So much work, but well worth it. I love the tamales I can get over the holidays.

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    It looks fun. It reminds of when I was a kid and we would go to my great aunt's place for Christmas. My aunts and great aunt would make meat and sweet tamales for us to eat on Christmas.

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    Oh I miss tamales. In Colorado not many know how to make them but used to have a lady at our office who sold them to us. Later went into business for herself. I hope she did well, they were tasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    Yum!!! Those sound fantastic! I would love to learn to make them from an experienced tamale maker,
    I was fortunate to work with a Mexican lady and she kindly taught me -- i was her helper that year. We have already tested the tamales -- very good - we are delivering some to our oldest daughter tonight. Cookie baking tomorrow

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    There is a restaurant opened on Christmas day in Southern California where people will preorder their tamales for their Christmas dinner.
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    I ordered some last week at a restaurant called "Senor Tequila". Not my most favorite Mex food but I got all
    excited yesterday because I found Christmas Pudding --British Style at " The World Market."
    Will serve here with lemon sauce on 25th. Never ate much Mexican food more European style .
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    are tamales something traditional in Arizona for Christmas? never heard of it.

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    I make tamales too for the holidays. I think it would be much more fun to have a family member in the kitchen laughing and talking as the process went along. But, I send the biggest part of them to hubby's Christmas pot luck for his guys. They are made from a recipe of a very old lady who was stationed in South America while in the service. She gathered enough recipes for a book and she shared it with me. What a jewel she was.

    Before that I used a recipe I got from a better homes and gardens article about a family that made them every year.

    Truth be known, I kind of combine those two in such a way that it is my own.

    I really am jealous that you have yours finished already. It is really a chore by yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro View Post
    are tamales something traditional in Arizona for Christmas? never heard of it.
    I did not mean to mis-lead you, we will have lasagna for Christmas Eve and traditional ham for Christmas Dinner.
    Tamales seem to be eaten during the Christmas season here in the Phoenix area.
    After gifting tamales and sharing with family, we may not have any left by Christmas...we made over 12 dozen..they are like chips you can not eat just one.

    Judy

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