Anytime I eat lasagna I think of a dear friend of mine who blew my mind years ago when we first met when she told me that her family eats lasagna for their Christmas meal. It was so 'strange' to me, at the time. It's not what my family ate so I 'didn't get it.' But looking back, I think is there really even a 'traditional Christmas meal?'
Here is a debate to help the folks at our radio station settle. Are tamales a Texas thing? We had this discussion at work the other day and part of the building said yes, we had never heard of them before moving to Texas! The other part, the latinos, Leo and myself said nope, they are more a cultural thing. I mean who are we to say? We are only Mexicans who grew up with parents who made them this
Look and listen to me right now....menudo and tamales are acceptable year round! There is no question, there is no argument in my opinion. However, if you are asking an old school momma or tia, they will tell you no, it is only for the colder months or you have to wait for Christmas when everyone gets together to make them.
It's time! As you can see, this girl already had her first dozen tamales of the season. And by that I mean I dang near ate the full dozen by myself. No shame in my game. This is the time of year you will see peeps making and selling tamales on every form of social media and I.am.here.for.it!
I have not gotten my TAMALES fix this holiday. I mean, c'mon tis the season for some tamales.
I need to get my hands on some this week. But, I probably will not be buying them from Carmen.
Check her out below as she tries to sell her famous TAMALES...