Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great Christmas weekend! If you remember I blogged about my family’s tamale making tradition a couple of weeks ago. You can check out the post here. Me, my mom and grandma got together last Saturday to make 25 pounds of three types of tamales. My grandma said she learned how to make the tamales by watching her mother make them every year during Christmas time. Her and her mother never used an official recipe or accurate measurements. I asked my grandmother to write it down but she said she couldn’t. It’s not because she doesn’t want to share the recipe. Lynn, don’t worry I will get you the recipe one way or the other sometime! I didn’t forget about your request. My uncle, Fernie Ontiveros took some photos of our yearly tamale making tradition. I asked my grandma and mom why we make tamales every year and my mom said “because it’s a family tradition.” My grandma jokingly said “I don’t know because we’re crazy!” It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without unwrapping tamales on Christmas Day.