For years I’ve wanted to make tamales but was intimidated by the process and work that goes into it. I’ve always heard it’s a job that works best with several people to help prep, assemble and package. Since I don’t have extended family around to help me with this mission, I asked Joe if he would give up a weekend to help me. He was happy to help since he loves tamales. I went all out and made three different kinds of tamales, just in case Joe never wanted to do this again. This labor took 3 days to complete but I can now say I have home made tamales in the freezer. I think if I give Joe some time he may come around and help me again someday. We’ve been considering some sweet filled tamales next time around, but for now let me tell you about the first batch made with Pork and a Verde sauce with Hatch green chiles and cheese.