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Old 12-12-2014, 11:37 AM   #21
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I have a bunch of corn husks...wondering what else I can do with them other than tamales...suggestions?
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #22
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Exactly what I was thinking. I had seen so many of them when I lived in Texas. I have never had nimble fingers. And I would see these Mexican children sitting in their yard making these dolls from corn husks to be sold . I once asked the kids that lived across the street from me to teach me. They started to laugh when I was done. The boy took it in the house to show his mother. I heard her laugh also. So much for my nimble fingers.

Good luck CWS. You will now have another means of expressing your individuality. I can only envy you from afar. Although I can make some very impressive reindeer candy canes. One year I made more than 300 of them for the party for the homeless kids of Boston to be passed out for the party that the City throws for them.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:50 PM   #23
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I was thinking more in the lines of in the kitchen...LOL! I have more Christmas ornaments than I care to put out, so don't think I need more! But I do like the angels....
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:26 AM   #24
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I was thinking more in the lines of in the kitchen...LOL! I have more Christmas ornaments than I care to put out, so don't think I need more! But I do like the angels....
Here;s a few recipes I've located for you.

1.Salmon in Corn Husks Recipe : Marcela Valladolid : Food Network

2. Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloins in Corn Husks with Cranberry-Avocado Salsa Recipe | Epicurious.com

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4. http://www.chow.com/recipes/29868-co...red-corn-salsa

I hope one or more of those helps inspire you. I'm thinking that there has to be a way to use corn husks to make a desert.

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Old 12-13-2014, 01:13 PM   #25
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Tamales 101 by Alice Guadeloupe Tapp has every tamale recipe imaginable including dessert tamales!

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Old 12-13-2014, 01:32 PM   #26
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I love making tamales, but it does take time. Still - if the time is there, they are so fun to make. Like playing with Play-Doh as a child and so rewarding when served to family and friends!!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM   #27
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I love making tamales, but it does take time. Still - if the time is there, they are so fun to make. Like playing with Play-Doh as a child and so rewarding when served to family and friends!!!
That is why Mama Lupe took all day Monday when the place was closed to make them for the week. I stopped in one Monday to see if I could be of any help. She politely told me she had it down to a routine and it would be better if she didn't have any help. After watching her for about 30 minutes, I understood exactly what she meant. She did show me how to take the husks out of the packages and line them up. I also got to make some strips to tie them. I could hardly keep up with her. Good heavens, her hands were flying!
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You guys should see the fat that came off the pork stock for the tamales. It's so plentiful I am considering using it for the lard for the masa. What do you think?

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Old 12-14-2014, 02:19 PM   #29
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Heck yeah I'd use it too. I'm betting it has more flavor also! GG isn't it you who also uses some whole kernel corn in your Massa too? That sounds brilliant to me.
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