1/14/2008

Tamale night

Last night, my little brother Chrispy and his girlfriend Katie came over. We had decided to make tamales. The only problem is that our new church schedule is the late one. 1-4 pm. I actually love that time slot, but it was a little late to start making tamales. Chris and Katie arrived around 5:00 and we all busily put the tamales together. Then we waited and we waited and we starved and we waited. We finally busted out the salad that was to go with the tamales. It was a good appetizer! I think it was about 8:30 when we tasted what we had all been dying for (except for Chris C, he had special Mac n' Cheese waiting for him. He doesn't like tamales. As he pulled his dinner out of the microwave it splatted all over the kitchen floor. Poor, poor Chris! He ended up having toast). They were super good. Chris made vegetarian tamales. I went with the classic pork.
While we were waiting for the food, the party broke out. My kids got their much anticipated Uncle Chrispy time!



I love having Chris here in Portland. It's nice to have my own flesh and blood brother around.

12 comments:

Sheri said...

There's nothing better than good food and family :)

Mahina said...

i made tamales once! it was with Elena, an investigator on my mission. they are a lot of work!! but so yummy! i want one!

Bridget said...

Yummy tamales! How nice for you to have your brother around. I haven't lived near any of my own family for 11 years. wow, that's sad.

Darilyn said...

That sounds like fun.

ducklips said...

Sounds like a fun night. I love the pictures of the boys and Sid hiding behind the couch.
Chris, I want to try one of your veggie tamales

Elizabeth said...

Yummy tamales! I remember making them on my mission, too. Such fun! Glad you had a great time with your brother.

megan said...

looks like you guys were having so much fun! Is Boston turning into dad with those socks? Does he wear them bike riding? I can't wait to come up to Oregon in July and be with everyone! I will even get to be crazy this time because I won't be pregnant!

Aundrea said...

I L-O-V-E homemade tamales! How fun that your little bro lives close and you get to hang out!

Merilee said...

Megan, How can you even tell that is Boston's leg? I hadn't thought about the Dad comparison. That's pretty funny.

Jodi said...

Looks like fun! And YUM-O on the tamales...one of my favs. I love the pics...especially how your cool chandelier reflects light onto the ceiling!

brenda said...

Fun for you! Nice socks, Boston.

I was eyeing the tamales at Costco today, but I was already splurging on everything everyone recommended, so I decided to hold off.

Emily said...

I love Boston's sock! It had to be his leg, Mer. Mas would be awefully uncomfortable if it was his.