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Old 01-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #51
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That is so exciting kadesma! You must be thrilled! I hope it all goes well!
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Old 01-21-2006, 02:29 PM   #52
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Thanks Cora, I'm excitied..We had a little scare at the first sonnagram and had to just hold our breath til the second one..Doctor said everything ok then, but, I'm still worried and will be til our litle Olivia is here and we can see and have the doctor reassure us.

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Old 01-21-2006, 04:57 PM   #53
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Well, the tamales have been going since 3. Hopefully, I didn't put too much masa on them, but, I think that I did. Oh well, as long as they are done by 7 when the new movie comes on. I've got the salsa made and I'll start on the queso and sour cream enchies at 5. Can't wait!
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:02 PM   #54
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Just finished assembling our chickie enchiladas using Barbarainnc's gravy.

Barbara, you are right. The sauce is equal to, if not superior to, the canned stuff by Ortega et al. I'm thinking of using beef stock/broth instead of chicken next time I make beef enchiladas.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:14 PM   #55
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No presentation, sorry.
Here's my dinner. The tamales came out moist and good. A little too much masa, but still good. The enchilada casserole came out yummy too. The guacamole was good. All in all, it was worth all that cooking!!
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #56
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My Mexican peppers turned out pretty good, but after my husband came home and reseasoned them, they were a lot better. I never get the filling quite hot enough. I hope you all will try them.

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Old 01-22-2006, 03:38 PM   #57
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Your tamales look good tg! How were they? I wasn't sure how thick my masa should be when I was mixing it together. I noticed your recipe said the consistency of thick peanut butter but you were using oil and I was using lard, so I figured mine should be thicker than yours right? It wasn't really spreadable, I ended up just pressing it into the masa with my fingers. I pressed it thinly, we'd rather have more stuffing than masa. I don't think there was enough salt in my masa, it only called for 2 tsp and instead I think I threw in 1 TBS of garlic salt, along with some chile powder & paprika. I should have used more but I was kind of winging it. I called my mom last night and told her all about this project and she said "You have a two year old running around and a new baby and you made tamales?!" I think she was very impressed!

What do you all say for a greek weekend coming up? I'll start a thread if you are interested? I've got to say I'm really liking these!
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:50 PM   #58
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They were good, Corazon. They had too much masa,imo. dh and the boys loved them though. I guess there is a trick to keeping the masa on the husks. I had to use my hands too. I'll have to call my nephew in law and ask him.

I have never had greek before, as far as I know. What kind of stuff is greek?
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:03 PM   #59
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Greek is like gyros, falafals, souvlaki, stuff like that. I'll see what kind of greek website I can find.
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:09 PM   #60
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http://www.eatgreektonight.com/
http://www.greek-recipe.com/
check these out
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