yep, it was a factory...and we were only getting started.
last weekend i had so much fun helping make tamales with my family.
our family is BIG, so it's an all day affair in order to make enough to feed everyone.
we don't mess around...or i should say my grandma and my aunts don't mess around.
i showed up and production was already underway.
some of the lovely women: my grandma, aunt mary, aunt monica, and my mom.
these pictures are not the greatest because i just had to do a quick drive-by photography, click, click, back to work...ha,ha...i told you they are serious about the tamale making.
even one of my uncles got busy...i think he was the fastest masa spreader.
my cousin crystal, my cousin daniel and myself were the only ones representing our generation.
i love traditions and i want to keep this one alive in our family.
the best part about this day is that i actually got a copy of the recipe.
my grandma didn't really want to give it out, but i was sworn to secrecy to keep it in the family.
i have already had one or two (OK who am i kidding, i have probably already eaten close to a dozen) and they are super delicious.