Prairie Fire Tamale Factory


The Prairie Fire Lady Choir is on haitus until March or April, so instead of getting together to sing, we got together to make tamales!

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Valerie hosted us, with the husks and sangria prepared.


There may have still been some singing and piano playing while we were together.

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Molly made masa all day long. Masa for meaty tamales, masa for veggie tamales, and sweet corn masa for plain tamales.

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Valerie (and her husband) have beautiful cats and Buddha alters.

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Adding lard!

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These cookies were homemade and covered in edible glitter. Me = impressed.

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Valerie showed us a few example tamales to get started, then we let ‘er rip!

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We were putting our tamales into the big silver kettle for steaming.

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We made so many! They took much longer to steam than anticipated.


Annette decided to grab my camera while I was making tamales. Proof that I helped!

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Ready for eating!!

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Yum! I can’t wait to do this again!

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