Believe me, making all those tamales is a family affair....an all day job. Slathering that corn much on those husks is messy. And you can always tell who made which ones by the thickness. I'll ask her for the recipe and post it.
I posted the recipe once for the "frijoles ala charra" (charro beans, baracho beans, bean soup) whatever you want to call it. If anyone is interested I'll put it up again.
Another good dish I got from her (very fattening, but very very good) is (there really is no name for it, so I call it sour cream ham noodles.
Take a 12 oz pkg of elbow macaroni and boil them (Jerry likes them "al dente") and then throw in a whole stick of butter. Chop up a 16 oz package of cooked ham(don't use the smoked or honey ham, I just buy the Kroger brand) into little squares, throw it in, add two cans of drained corn and a 24oz container of sour cream. I don't use the whole container, but found out 16 oz is too little and 24 is too much. After mixing it all together(it'll be cold by then, I go ahead and put it in the refrigerator for about an hour or two (if time permits-it lets the sour cream absorb into the noodles a little), then either microwave it or put it in a 300 degree oven until hot.
I would make it at Thanksgiving for my family and no one would touch it for a few years. After they finally broke down and tried it, it's one of their favorites. It does sound different, but it's really good.
Jerry's mom is an excellent cook, she makes chile rellenos(sp?), chicken mole, and even mole enchiladas. She could sell her spanish rice to restaurants. We go home miserably stuffed every time we visit.
Bunco? I used to play with a group of ladies until I had Kyle. It was so much fun, but the ladies I played with were kind of frigid and then I noticed there was some cheating going on and ended up quitting. Cheating over a 10.00 gift? I miss it though. Just hard to find 12 people to get a group going.
Pictionary has always been our game. None of us can draw worth a damn, so it's pretty funny.