Wednesday, August 11, 2010

There'll Be No Tamales This Year!


Guess what Friday is? Well, besides being Friday the thirteenth-it's my husband's birthday. Oh and it's Fidel Castro's birthday as well. I often tease my husband about all the traits he has in common with Fidel, such as: same birthdate and they're both dictators! (Just kidding!) sort of.
So here's my question for you-what should I do for my man? I know I can't top last years celebration! His mom and brother flew in from Mexico for ten days and on the day of his birthday we all gathered in the fellowship hall of our church and made homemade tamales with all the fixin's. (homemade salsa, refried beans, Mexican rice, guacamole,...) Okay, I'm drooling now! We had about fifteen friends over and we even sang Mariachi songs to him.



He doesn't have to work Friday. He wants to go to Busch Garden's during the day. He wants to play on his regular soccer team Friday night. I'm considering cooking a Beef Wellington and of course baking a cake; but there certainly will be no tamales for him this year! As far as his gift, well that's a secret!
HERE ARE A FEW - WELL ALOT - OF PICTURES FROM LAST YEARS BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER.
DO Y'ALL KNOW HOW LABOR INTENSIVE MAKING TAMALES IS?
IT'S AN ALL DAY PROCESS!
MOTHER IN LAW AND BROTHER IN LAW GOT AN EARLY START MIXING THE MASA FOR THE TAMALES

ADDING THE CILANTRO TO THE CHICKEN (tamales filling)
CLINT PUT THE SHUCKS IN TO SOAK
SOME OF THE CORN SHUCKS FILLED WITH MASA
HELPING MY MOTHER IN LAW SPREAD THE MASA



JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY GOT INVOLVED WITH THE PREP

DIGGING IN
I FELL IN LOVE WITH THESE CUTE MARIACHI DANCERS WHICH MY IN LAWS BROUGHT ALL THE WAY FROM MEXICO





ADMIRING HIS NEW SOCCER CLEATS

SHANE GETS A HUG FROM HIS DAD HIS FAVORITE PRESENT--HIS MAMA



FATHER AND SON SHARE A BIRTHDAY HUG


AGUSTIN READY TO BLOW OUT ALL THOSE CANDLES


NIECES AND NEPHEW WITH THEIR "old" UNCLE











7 comments:

Susan said...

I know you'll make it a special day for him whatever you decide to do :o) Tell him Happy Birthday from these two Okies!!!!

candy ♥ said...

u crack me up!!!!
"their both dictators' LOLOLOLOL
happy bday to your hubby :):)

candy

Betty said...

Wow! That really was some celebration last year. Looks like fun.
Happy Birthday to your hubby for tomorrow! I hope he enjoys his day, however it is spent.

MightyMom said...

I say let him do whatever he wants for the day!!

~Ginger said...

Such great memories from last year. I hope your hubby had a fun day and felt blessed to celebrate another year.

Z said...

I can't even think about tamales without drooling! MMM! What fun pictures to see, thanks!

I think your idea for his birthday is perfect ... have a wonderful time whatever you make! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Pam!!
(castro? notsomuch!)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks for visiting! Hope your hubby had a wonderful birthday. My Grandmother had a housekeeper who was from Ecuador and she used to make homemade tamales and they were to die for. So delicious!!! The celebration last year looked amazing. Hope you all had fun celebrating this year. You have 2 very handsome sons that I know you must be very proud of. Have a great week. I was in Tampa in 1984 for the Super Bowl. Beautiful city!!! Love & blessings from NC!