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Another weekend. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Another weekend.
Despite the wonderful weather here this weekend, I spent it home cooking.

I'm still making candy. Last week, I did a batch of creams, a batch of caramels, and a batch of jellies. Saturday, I dipped the jellies, and did another batch of caramels. Then I took a big box (heavy on the jellies) to my mother, who loved them. I'm getting closer to tempered chocolate - the last batch actually got properly tempered, but towards the end I got it a bit hot, so some of the last ones have a bit of streaking. It's much better then the early versions, though.

Sunday, I made tamales. I used this dough and filled them with this. I didn't want to bake them, so I steamed them traditionally.

Michael's parents were supposed to have gone home Sunday afternoon, but there was a blizzard that closed Newark, so they stayed until this morning. So, for dinner last night, I picked up some takeout rice and beans and took the tamales over there. They were quite a hit.

I was telling some of the women at work about this, and I may end up having to teach a tamale-making class at the office. I find this amusing, since I've done it once, and now I'm the expert?

Anyway, now I have a dozen leftover tamales in the fridge. I'm thinking that the next batch will have spinach in them instead of meat. I'll sautee it with a bunch of garlic, and maybe some chili powder and cumin. I'm afraid without the chili spices they'll be too bland.

Besides cooking, life's been going slowly. The Valentine's Day World Of Warcraft content was way too much fun. I'm not usually a fan of holiday content, but I really enjoyed the quests, and I have 2 new purple dresses and a black dress to show for it. I was sick a lot of last week, but I think a weekend of taking it easy helped a lot.

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toohipanna From: toohipanna Date: February 13th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Traditionally you are suppose to use cat meat in tamales....snicker snort.
I miss texmex...people think taco bell is mexican food.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: February 13th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, traditionally, you're supposed to use boiled pig heads. I think cat is some other cusine.
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