My sister-in-law and I have been talking about making tamales for for-ev-er.
It's been a thing. We keep saying that when we get together we're going to make them because we've both always wanted to try our hand at them. And we both like to eat. And we both like to have fun in the kitchen.
And since she's a teacher if she's reading this she might be thinking to herself that I started a bunch of sentences with conjunctions right there.
So we had family coming in for Thanksgiving again this year and we decided that the day after Turkey Day would be the perfect time to finally follow through and do this thing.
I found all kinds of interesting tamale varieties to try but my brilliant in-laws pointed out to me we were going to have boatloads of extra turkey on hand that we might as well use.