Tuesday, December 27, 2016

CHRISTMAS EVE TAMALES

Yesterday, I posted HERE about Christmas Day dinner...

Texas tamales
So today I thought I'd share our Christmas Eve dinner.  This is sort of a Christmas Eve tradition for us, tradition at least from the last few years.  In Texas, tamales are hugely popular at the holidays and so we've adapted that into our tradition.  Occasionally we'll have beans and rice with it but this year we just had the tamales (saving room for Christmas Day, LOL!).

Christmas Eve tamales
We like to cover them with red and green salsa (Christmas colors!).  Now before you ask, we didn't make these tamales (though both of the salsas are homemade).  No, these were homemade by one of our dear friends who has actually promised to have us over sometime in January to help her and her mother make another batch.

Who knows, hopefully next year, they WILL be homemade!


11 comments:

Anne in the kitchen said...

Oh my, those look delicious!
I am looking for someone who makes them regularly to teach me. Nothing beats home made tamales, but it is a skill I have not developed.

Elephant's Child said...

Adopting traditions and building on them is wonderful. I do hope that next year your tamales are home made.

Texas Rose said...

I love tamales at Christmas - and any other time!
Your upcoming tamale-making lesson sounds like fun!

donna baker said...

I love tamales. I made them once and never again. It took all day.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

tamales are really easy to make and we love them! they are good with so many different fillings! they are like mexican perogies!

1st Man said...

Homemade tamales are incredible. These are among the best we've ever had. We're hoping we might learn the techniques, ha. Stay tuned!

1st Man said...

Thanks, that's what makes traditions become so personalized. And yes, we hope they are homemade as well. We'll see!!

1st Man said...

Tamales are a wonderful thing this time of year. And good ones any time of year, ha. Tamale lessons will be interesting to say the least.

1st Man said...

LOL, I hear ya. That's the kind of stories I've heard, my friend and her mother actually made 25 dozen one night after work. THOSE are the secrets we want to learn ha.

1st Man said...

I love that description, so accurate huh? Yep they are wonderful. Can't wait to have some hands on time.

Colleen said...

Me not a big fan of tamales but many will wait in line for hours just to get their hands on one, some, or many.
Place in Fort Worth where customers have placed orders weeks before Christmas and will stand in line for hours just to pick up their order.