Sunday, December 28, 2008
Tamales, Tamales, Tamales
I'm dreaming tonight about....tamales! Actually, I've been thinking about this for months, then we had the Vintage Winter Gathering to work on, then I had all the baking, and of course Christmas to prepare for...and now, it's almost New Years!! And in this next new year, I have some projects in my head dying to be a reality!
My first project? Tamales of course! I want to invite some friends from church, some friends not from my church, some people who maybe don't even know how to cook- to learn to make tamales together! I was telling Natalie, my friend who I just found out is also a tamale-maker, about what I want to do, and she said she'd teach us!
Tamales remind me of the time we went down to Baja to work in a Christian orphanage for a month (Foundation For His Ministry). This was a wonderful experience for our family! No vacation could have compared, and I've always wanted to go back and do this, which is actually a goal of ours. But tamales....I remember driving into Encinada with my kids and laughing b/c there were so MANY tamales shacks along the road. I mean, how do you decide where to eat?? There must be a code about this or something.
I've always wanted to make tamales, and I'm going to learn together with friends. Should be a great time. Some other goals I have for this next year like the tamale-making day are:
1. Kristin and I want to teach people to can for their families. I'm surprised how many people don't know how to do this, but you can save a LOT of money, and provide some food that you know is good for them because you know what is in it. I don't understand why there aren't more programs out there to teach women about nutrition, preserving food, cooking, gardening???? I really think personally that things are going to get a little tough for a lot of people, and I'd like to help in this small way.
I guess I just listed some of the other things I want to work on! I don't have a lot of time, but I do have a little time to share what I can share, find someone else who can share their knowledge on things and is willing to help. So, now you know why I'm dreaming of tamales! It will beone of the first things on my list of things to accomplish this year.
So Natalie, I'm going to be in touch soon, to plan a day for this!!