Alternative title: Tamale Thursday since we pronounce “tamale” with the “th” sound
I went to my Nana’s to make tamales today! It used to be a family tradition to make them on Christmas eve, but we moved it up a few days this year for convenience. My Nana did all the hard work beforehand – making the chili, prepping the meat, masa and oujas (corn husks).
Filling them with meat
When we were done building tamales I went to my mom’s to wrap presents and walk the dogs.
Christmas Fact: Candy makes the best wrapping fuel.
Sure, we don’t have that fancy azz Bobby Flay tamale presentation, but these taste 5 star all the way. Added bonus: You can eat them with a cheap beer while watching Christmas movies on your couch.
Since I’ll be spending Christmas in Florida I need to get my fill of this Mexican Tamale making / eating tradition now! Will do.
Question: What do you eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
My fam eats tamales. On Christmas morning we eat tamales topped with a fried egg. The key is to eat as many tamales as possible in two days so that you don’t have to make them again for a year.