Cambriascakes. I know what you are saying. When we started buying I told Joe the same thing, if they are $1.00, my cost better not be more than a dime each to make. lol
I am not saying they aren't worth this amount. I am very frugal minded though and since we are eating so many and my kids want these every week, $23.00 adds up quickly. They actually want more than that. So I may as well make them myself and save some expense.
I make alot of stuff from scratch. Bread, stromboli, pizza. Given that plus the hassles with buying from someone else it is just in our best interest to make our own.
SURE!!!! I'm eating some right now! I love tamales! for breakfast with eggs...lunch with salad and beans...dinner.... anytime. I love chicken, beef, pork, tontitos ( thats what they call the ones with only masa!), the plain corn ones...sweet ones, cheese and chile verde..OMG the possibilities are endless.. One of these days I will try to make my own. My mom makes them...but I'm afraid...very afraid.....
My hubby likes the chili verde when we eat out. I need to learn to make those.mommachris
I don't like buying from home cooks around here. There was a big arrest in the area for unsafe cooking in a backyard. Turns out the people were boiling their meat in galvanized trash cans!!
No telling how many people were poisoned. The heat makes the metal seam deteriorate. I politely refuse to buy from anyone now.
Boiling meat in a trash can???? Oh wow! That is terrible! Was it tamales? Yeah I have always been very iffy about stuff like this.
There is a few times I have been hit up in the parking lot of a mexican market and I didn't buy.
My neighbor was buying and my son said he knew the lady cause she subbed at his school. She lives about 10 blocks away from us. She was cooking them on the stove once when he went to get them, not in the backyard.
But yeah, we need to be careful
While we are on the subject of home cooks. About a mile away there was a taco house. They had a taco buisiness in the garage, tables set up and everything and every friday and sat. night that place would be rocking.
$1.00 each and your choice of carnitas, carne asada, other kinds of meat.
These were truly the best I ever had in my life!! You know the "soft tacos" that hispanics make.
We went for about a year then all of a sudden they closed down. Don't know why, maybe the taco police got them?
I about cried when I realized they weren't selling any more.
If anyone knows how to make these please let me know! I have tried all kinds of carne asada recipes and mine are not to die for. I still don't know exactly how they do these corn tortillas. They aren't friend and they aren't just warmed up. I have tried using a flat black skillet and adding a tiny bit of water, no success.