December 19, 2013

Afghan Squares Completed And Some Hot Tamales

 Little by little my Christmas afghan is coming together. 
 I managed to finish crocheting all 30 of my afghan squares.  I would like to be further along than I am at the moment but  I haven't had a whole lot of time to spend on this.  I've only been able to work on it in the evenings and sometimes mornings. So many other things to do and places to be have taken a priority.  December is always such a busy month.
This is the part I always hate...weaving in the ends.  There's only about a gazillion of them...
One down, 29 to go.
I decided to make tamales today.  Can't have Christmas without tamales.  My mom makes the best tamales ever.  She makes them every year and always gives us some to take home.  
About three years ago I decided I needed to learn how to make them.  My mom is not going to be around forever and if I want to keep the tradition going in my family to have tamales every Christmas then I needed to start making them myself and learn the process so that someday I can teach my kids how to make them.  They've turned out pretty good every year .  I just wish they wouldn't take so long to make.  
It's a whole days work and a whole lot of dirty dishes but they're worth it. I ended up with about five dozen tamales today.  My husband doesn't like to eat pork so I made them with beef.  Tomorrow I plan on making some chicken ones too.
Our oldest daughter arrived home on Tuesday from college.  It's nice having her home for Christmas.  We missed her as you can tell.  It feels good to have everyone home together again.  

I hope you are surrounded by your loved ones too and cooking and eating and having a good time. 


  1. Making squares is fun but ending them is boring...
    Never eat tamales...
    Have agreat day !

  2. Beautiful squares!
    Wonderful colors!
    Tamales look delicious!

  3. Your squares look great...and wishing you a Happy Christmas to you and all your family.

  4. Hi Foxxy, the square came out beautiful and I love the bright colors. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Julie

  5. Happy Holidays Foxxy !..ummmm love the tamales.....I don't know how to make them but my sister in law does and everytime she make them....uffffff...I eat them like crazy.
    Love your Granny squares....nice combination...beautiful squares.

    Happy Crocheing ! :)

  6. Beautiful squares, it looks like you have been working very hard on them! Happy Holidays!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful visit! Happy New Year!

  8. Happy New Year... love your blanket. I'm determined to learn to crochet this year! Julie x


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