Faith and Tate make any occasion fancy! Tonight we gathered to make homemade tamales and watch Vintage: The Winemaker’s Year, which was on PBS last night and all about Virginia wine.
The tamales were so easy despite their process and were so much fun – and delicious!
Jicama for an appetizer
Faith picked up the ingredients at a local Latin store – corn husks and masa cornmeal dough
In the mix:
- 4 cups cornmeal
- 3.5 cups broth (mushroom)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
We stacked the tamales into a metal colander (because we don’t have a steamer basket!) and steamed them over boiling water in a large pot for 30 minutes.
They were delicious!
On the side we sauteed the rest of the collards from the stuffing
And made a big green salad with the leftover black bean filling and Garlic Gold vinaigrette and goat cheese!
Given our choice of movie, it only felt right to have a little Virginia wine. Sadly all we had in stock was a Rose from Jefferson Vineyards.
However it ended up going pretty well with the meal!
For dessert, Faith made these coconut oil truffles – the recipe is on her blog!
Two landed right onto my tongue!
Vintage was beautifully made and certainly made me appreciate the effort that goes into a bottle of wine. We all agreed we couldn’t WAIT for springtime when we can go out on wine picnics and all of the outdoor events start up again!
Check out the headshots I did for Dr. Tate today for his business!
Tomorrow is super-duper packing day. Our flight leaves at 6AM on Saturday, so we have to pack it all in – literally! – tomorrow.
Montana [and snow and ice and bears and Moose Drool], here we come!