Native Texan Livin': Tamale making & The Christmas Train

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tamale making & The Christmas Train

Tamale Making
Memaw & I wanted to make our own tamales for Christmas Eve this least one more year.  We (not really me, but Memaw & her girls) used to always make them, but then we started buying them because of all the hard work that goes into making them.  I think we decided it's definitely worth the cost to buy.  :-)

We all got together at Memaw's a couple weeks ago & ended up making about 18 dozen.  It's a great family tradition & I hope to get the recipe soon to continue with my own girls one day...if they're brave enough to attempt!  :-)
Aunt Jenny & Aunt Gloria spreading the masa

Memaw filling the tamales

Aunt Jenny's hungry!
(don't worry, she didn't eat it!)

Lauren "attempting" to help too. :-)

Busy tamaleras

Memaw in action

That's one full freezer! I don't even think that was the last pic. 
Had to keep moving the dang ice cream to make room.  :-)

The Christmas Train

There's a church in Friendswood that offers a Christmas Train 2 weeks leading up to Christmas.  This is the 3rd year we've gone & the kids always have a blast.  It's only a 15 minute train ride but it's worth it.
Loaded onto the train

Conductor Liam

Izzy & Bella

Bo, Maggie & Lauren

Maggie loved all the lights.  She'd say "ooooh" as we passed them all.

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