Mexican Holiday food

Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

 Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Frida Kahlo. Champagne Confetti Co. on pinterest.com/champagnecon/ I've been busy with tamale making for the past three days. We added an extra day for the vegan tamales. Tamale making (or tamalada) is something my family prepares for… Continue reading Tamales, Sugar Cane, and Nuns

Family

A Twist to Traditional Tamales

Last weeks tamale making party (la tamalada) included nieces, nephews, grandkids, and great grandkids. We made the traditional (Mexican) red chile with pork, green tomatillo sauce with pork, and Anaheim chiles and cheese. We added a couple of twists to the tradition this year. This is the first time I made my own masa (dough)… Continue reading A Twist to Traditional Tamales

Family, Parenting

Tamales and Traditions

Christmas just isn't Christmas without making tamales. Tamale making or the tamalada (tamale making session which turns into a gossip fest and/or party) took place at my mom's house for at least 40 years. Ten years ago the location moved to my house. This year it's back to my mom's home. Holiday traditions rarely follow a straight line.… Continue reading Tamales and Traditions