Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boredom Alert - Travel Update And Tamale Report

Tonight we're in Phoenix, forced to the south of our proposed route by a threatened blizzard. This adds just enough time to necessitate another night on the road. I thought I was less than happy about it, until dinner tonight. At 8:42, we checked into a beautiful new Holiday Inn in the downtown, and asked the woman at the front desk for a dinner recommendation. When it turned out that that place closed at 9, we walked across the courtyard to a small Mexican grill - not a chain and I don't even remember anything other than that the name should have had "Sam" in it. In the Christmas spirit, I had one Red Beef Tamale and one Green Corn Tamale. They were fabulous - like the ones I remember having at my grandparent's. Handmade by Abuelos to supplement their family's Christmas fund. You can't mass produce a great tamale.
By tomorrow evening, I should be petting my son's dogs and baking some Gingerbread Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting. Good Times!


  1. Oh. My. GOSH! I LOVE tamales!!!! There was a great place in Albuquerque called Maria's Tamale Hut and they had fabulous tamales and burritos. I still love buying tamales by the dozen from Mexican women who KNOW how to make them. They certainly are a labor intensive food, but sooooooooo good! Happy Christmas and Travel safe! ~Serene

  2. Hey Serene! I'm glad you know about really good tamales - and these were at the top of that category. Did you live in Albuquerque? I always assume that anyone who can spell it must have lived there. Merry Christmas!

  3. Happy Travels, Beryl, and Merry Christmas.