!” As soon as everyone hears that, everyone rushes to the kitchen to grab a plate trying to be the first one their to grab the biggest tamale possible. As soon as we sit down bless the food, the load house of Mexicans soon enough becomes very quiet and all you can hear is the chewing of everyones tamale. I truly believe that tamales unite us all and remind us the importance of god, family, and love. We might not see each other a lot through out the year but everyone anxiously awaits christmas to celebrate family and
Soup Joumou I woke up to a text message from my mother with precise instructions on where to purchase all the groceries for this year’s Soup Joumou. When I arrived at my local supermarket, I took out my phone to look at the grocery list that my mother sent me, I walked up and down the various aisles, and was at the super market for an exhaustingly long two hours. I collected 2 cloves of garlic, 2 scallions who had already been sliced. I also got dried thyme, one medium sliced shallot, 1 scotch bonnet chili, already stemmed and seeded, I got lime juice, of course I wouldn’t hear the end of it If I forgot the salt and pepper. Finding the 1 pound of beef chuck was not an easy task, but when I finally did, I made sure I got it cut into half inch pieces like my mother asked.
When we turned around, my mom pulled out of her little cross body bag a tiny bottle of that incredible hot sauce. We could not believe that she actually carry it with her. Having that bottle made our meals just how we wanted -delicious and spicy. That was one of the many times that I have confirmed that my mom has the superpower of appearing whatever she
When I asked her, she started to say a lot of typical Mexican plates such as “quesadillas with mushrooms, potato or pumpkins” and “chilaquiles without cream and cheese”. She also said that she becomes really happy when she goes to her country because her family prepares for her all the dishes she wants and they learn how a vegan is. After all these questions, I started to wonder about the vitamins that the body needs that comes from animal products. Do vegan people feel weaker than people who eat meat? Guadalupe explained that you just have to know what to eat.
One of the special meals my Family has had last year was tamales on Thanksgiving,the reason why we had tamales is because my dad buys them from a lady from my neighborhood and that year he decided to share them to us and my whole family and everyone was there to enjoy the food we brought and we had music family and all the food was gone which is a good thing because everyone enjoyed it
My dad had got done cooking breakfast, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and sausage. It looked so good. Me, being the 11 year old I am, decide to load my plate up. I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat all of what I had grabbed, but I still grabbed it all because I wanted to make sure I had enough energy for gymnastics. After I ate half of what was on my plate, I go outside and practice cartwheels.
My family’s tradition occurs at lunch time and everyone has to bring something. Grandma Jo prepares the turkey, mash potatoes, home-made gravy, seasoned green beans, and fresh corn. She also prepares homemade biscuits, and fatback, which is my favorite. I love the texture and the taste. My grandma also makes the dressing or stuffing.
Christmas is my favorite holiday because every year ever since I could remember, our family gets together to make Tamales, one of the traditional foods in Hispanic culture. This get together is known as Tamalada Day, and we cook pork, beef, beans and make masa which is spread onto ojas which eventually are steamed and formed into the delicious food we eat on Christmas Eve. I still remember how when I was younger, family functions were dear to me because it meant getting to spend time with my elders. My grandparents were always quick to correct, discipline, or teach me when I would speak incorrectly, treat someone else rudely, or act uneducated. My great grandmother, who recently died at the age of one hundred and two, taught me wise little sayings and really showed me how to open my heart to the world and show appreciation for everything that life has brought to me.
In the midst of the pain, I found myself closer to my Oak Cliff community because they understood our struggle, as their very own struggle. Along with solidarity that came with just one look, our neighbors would knock at my door and bring us Pozole or Tamales anything they had cooked and we returned the favor vice versa, sending Gorditas or Enchiladas. Dancing in the parking lot, made it seem that we didn’t have any worries but as soon as the mailman brought the bills the smiles would be hidden till the next weekend when cumbias would blast. In one of these “nightly meetings”, I realized people in my “barrio” were full of life even if their bank accounts were mutually dead. Through the darkness, mi “gente” taught me that the torch must be passed along to keep the flame burning bright.
And I help him with stuff like his phone and stuff around the house. Finally, my mom helps me with cooking and chores and teaches me how to do things that I would have to do later in life and how to do them. She helped me do my taxes last year, showed me how to cook so that I don 't have to go out all the time or just make ramen noodles all the time. In summary, my parents will support me until I move out the house so enjoy it as long as can because they will help through it till will have to do everything on your own. Anything that want help can go to them for the most of it.
My family makes tamales in the fall and holiday it brings us together for family time. Tamales are an ancient and modern cunei that brings family’s together and there made uniquely and has a cultural background. When the Aztec women were taken along in battle as cooks for the army. There was a need to have a more portable yet sustainable food and the tamales could be made ahead of time, packed and warmed as needed. Now we cook tamales more for holidays and in the fall time.
5. always pack flash lights preferably one for each family member. And don 't forget batteries. 6. make a kid friendly easy menu. Don 't get carried away and make things hard on yourself or your kids by trying lots of new recipes. Stick with favorites like hot dogs, bagels and peanut butter, apples, bananas, canned soup, corn on the cob, and most importantly don 't forget the s 'mores.
Abigail devoured her eggs and juicy bacon filled with grease, and behind their house, they have a little red barn that posses chickens, pigs, cows, and roosters . Every morning Abigail feeds the Animals they have. When Abigail finished, she prepared everything, to go fishing with her
When making the corn tortillas, the main piece to this recipe is the masa. Mexicans can be very resourceful and have very creative, improvised grills or pots to cook their food in. I recall being in Mexico a few summers back and my family was grilling fish in a barrel that was split straight down the middle, they inserted rods into the barrel, and utilized twigs to cook the fish
It was early in the morning when I had gotten up to go do my chores. Mother was already cooking Tortilla Hispaniola, something she never did unless there was a special occasion. I went outside and felt the light crisp breeze hit my face and could smell the special dish my mother was preparing. I washed the clothes , mopped what little of a “house” we had, and was getting prepared to go out to the market to see if I could bargain something so we could have another weeks supply of food. I was lacing up my old, rugged boots when mother called me into the back room.