Mom is constantly wringing her hands over passing down the tamale-making legacy. She once told me that she felt Gaby was her greatest hope in keeping the recipe alive - ouch! I've helped her make them several times....I've lugged 10 pounds of frozen masa from Texas to Boston....Shawn and I have made them by ourselves in Guam (although they weighed about 2 lbs each and you could only eat 1 per meal). Anyway, my efforts go unnoticed, yet I continue to volunteer my services! Whatever, they are delicious and as long as you stay 1 step ahead of the dishes (and are willing to sacrifice your blender and strainer) they are worth it!
Mom and the dogs quickly found their groove!
Bagheera's interest is purely for posterity.
Anyway, too bad you weren't here to taste them fresh out of the pot! They are the best we have made together. I'm going to walk a few steps to my fridge and help myself to a few!