As the holidays circle around us and I start to organize my schedule counting down the days till the next celebration, the one prominent thing I have on my mind is making tamales with my family. It’s a tradition that goes hand in hand with the holiday season. There’s something about making the chile, preparing the meat, the smell of Maseca masa as you spread it on the husk, and the feeling of unity as my family and friends gather for this ritual. My tribe flocks together every year at my Tia Rosie’s house to embark on 35 dozen or so tamales. We set up an assembly line and everyone is responsible for a different task. Red chile with beef, Green chile with pork, vegetarian, and sweet tamales for all to enjoy come Christmas eve. We make them fresh, package them neatly, freeze them and steam them once Dec. 24th rolls around. This is the opening of my holiday season, and I consider it one of the best gifts. There is one difference I must share this year… I am delighted to announce I am part of a campaign for Maseca called Blog Amigas. Can you imagine the joy it brought me to be involved with a product I whole heartedly celebrate along with my family every year already? Now it will be something I’ll share with you too. Hopefully you feel the same warmth it brings me.
Let me invite you over to the New Mi Maseca website. You can find all types of recipes there from tamales to tortillas and some healthy recipes for you and your family to enjoy. Click here to look around. Or you can play “Raspa y Gana” sweepstakes for a chance to win free groceries! Sweepstakes ends Dec. 12th so you better hurry.