Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

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Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Hovannes » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:49 pm

No Tamale ladies :cry:
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by TheShepherd » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:18 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:49 pm
No Tamale ladies :cry:
Does that have something to do with this?


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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Hovannes » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:09 am

Home made tamales are wonderful, as are the ladies who make them.
And this is tamale season.
But around my town there are no home made tamales to be had.
Only factory tamales,
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by tuttle » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:19 am

Hovannes wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:09 am
Home made tamales are wonderful, as are the ladies who make them.
And this is tamale season.
But around my town there are no home made tamales to be had.
Only factory tamales
When I was a child we would go to an annual Tamale Party with our extended family. The ladies in the kitchen making tamale mountains, folks laughing around the tables, kids taking advantage of their parents not watching when they weren't taking turns whacking the piñata, sometimes even a mariachi band. Of course people smoked back then so the room had a heavy haze of smoke.

That was Christmas!

At some point those huge parties sort of just stopped. My guess is that the families just kept getting bigger. But my parents, with not a Mexican bone in their bodies God bless 'em, continued the tradition, at least throughout high school and into my early adulthood. There were no more piñatas or mariachi bands but there was still the laughter and tamales. They started in their house and at some point had to move it to a community center. And then everything came full circle and they had to stop doing it.

But they still make tamales every year.
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Hovannes » Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:40 am

We bought a bag of factory tamales.
There's a pandemic going on so we must make sacrifices :box:
A generous application of salsa should disguise the mediocrity :chili:
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Post by coco » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:13 am

There are many terrible attributes of the lowly cob. Not the least of them is that it makes you look like a doof.

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Post by gaining_age » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 am

I enjoyed a tamale from Del Taco yesterday.
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Post by hugodrax » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:31 am

So nobody suggested fixing Hov's mediocrity problem by dumping salsa on him, eh?

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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by gaining_age » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:41 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:31 am
So nobody suggested fixing Hov's mediocrity problem by dumping salsa on him, eh?

Why do I always have to be the bad guy??
It comes with the avatar?
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Bloodhound » Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:17 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:40 am
We bought a bag of factory tamales.
There's a pandemic going on so we must make sacrifices :box:
A generous application of salsa should disguise the mediocrity :chili:
I buy them at Costco year round. salsa and sour cream makes for a quick and very tasty lunch or dinner.
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:49 pm

While I have never bought them out of the trunk of a car, I've bought and eaten them off a stranger's tailgate several times. If I'm going down with a foodborne illness, that's how I want it to happen.

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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by coco » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:08 am

There are many terrible attributes of the lowly cob. Not the least of them is that it makes you look like a doof.

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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Tamales as a love language.

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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by BeefyG » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:13 am

Our neighbor across the street brought over a dozen yesterday. I thought of Hov while I ate one.

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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by JimVH » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:25 pm

BeefyG wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:13 am
Our neighbor across the street brought over a dozen yesterday. I thought of Hov while I ate one.
I need better neighbors.
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:43 pm

I will be enjoying Tamales tonight...Costo Tamales...but better than no Tamales :chili:
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by JimVH » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:49 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:43 pm
I will be enjoying Tamales tonight...Costo Tamales...but better than no Tamales :chili:
The old cliché is true: any tamale in a storm.
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Thunktank » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:02 pm

A Freind of ours brought us red pork tamales, green chicken tamales and pineapple tamales last night. We ate them with the grilled New York strip steaks I made because he brought them just before dinner and they were still warm. He plans to stop by with jalapeños tamales later today.

My Mexican American brother-in-law will bring us tamales this evening before or after his family gathering. We often get together with them Christmas Eve, but due to Covid our gatherings are smaller.

I helped make tamales a few years ago with my step mother in law and the women. When the men showed up I grabbed a drink with them. Tamales are a lot of work and I very much appreciate the work the ladies put into them.
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Hovannes » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:14 pm

A Christmas miracle!
Two dozen home made tamales came to our house today! :D
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Re: Tamale Apocalypse during the 'rona lockdown

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:05 pm

I hear Tamales calling my name...
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