Lucky us - - our friends Gloria and Angie invited us to celebrate 3 kings day with them ; Of course we said yes! It meant gifts for the kids, a big pot of hot chocolate, and a rosca de reyes - - a giant sweet bread ring. Hidden inside each rosca are little plastic jesus'. The way tradition goes, whoever gets served the slices with a plastic jesus, has to bring the tamales for the obligatory February 2nd follow-up get together! We cut the rosca just right - because all three of the kids got a slice with a plastic jesus doll (was it an accident? I won't tell . . . )
So on February 1st, Selma and I set to wrapping corn masa and shredded pork in corn husks. I think we make a pretty good team!