I made chicken and pork and my friend Carolyn just made chicken, and Val made pork so we had quiet the assembly line going on my kitchen breakfast nook. It was a beautiful day too, the sun was shining and the hubbies were watching football, folks it just doesn't get any better than this. So needless to say I made about 7 dozen total and each of them a little less than that, especially Val's tamales, she made them HUGE!! I believe in my heart they really enjoyed the time together and learning a new mexican dish, one that I was taught as a child in south Texas. My mom used to get up really early in the morning like around 4:30 to begin making these delicious tamales, we loved them. I guess that is why I enjoy sharing these recipes so much because they take me back to when I was a child and I loved watching my mom make them and loved eating them too.
So here is a photo Larry took of us all around the table making tamales.....memories I will cherish for a lifetime! Blessings to you!