A few years ago my daughter and I made some veggie tamales. OH YUM! We like them better than the meat ones. It is becoming a tradition to make them around Christmas. We didn't get to make them last year, as she was getting ready to get married January 2. This year, we scheduled it in. Look how much fun we are having!
We wanted an audience this year, so we invited my darling niece Lori to join us so she could see how to do it. Not that we are experts at all, but we have done it a couple of times. lol She brought her darling little girls with her. They were super good and watched some wonderful TV shows while we worked.
Here is the ever so cute Lolo. She got the hang of it right off.
This is the yummy filling - lots of granulated garlic, diced yellow squash, diced zuchinni, onion, and freshly roasted green chiles. Mmmmm, the house smelled so good. We also put LOTS of that garlic in the masa.
Schmear a little of the masa on a soaked corn husk and add the filling and a bit o' cheese.
Now wrap it (kind of like a burrito) . We tied one end to make these adorable little packets.
Now you steam them. We used a pressure cooker and steamed them for 40 minutes. Let them cool. We ate some, and will freeze some for later.
Thanks for joining us Lolo, and for taking these marvelous photos. Let's do it again next year!