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Peace, goodwill, tamales

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Taylor Dunlop, 15, bags tamales with her mom, Celeste Dunlop, right and Katie Pannell, 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Taylor and Katie relied on family members to help them make the tamales they will sell as a fundraiser. Katie is the daughter of Kathy and Jim Pannell.
How to put together a tamale step 1: Spread masa, the corn meal foundation that holds the tamale filling, into a wet corn husk.
How to put together a tamale step 2: Add filling such as ground chicken seasoned with chile caribe on top of the masa.
How to put together a tamale step 3: Neatly roll the tamale within the corn husk.
How to put together a tamale step 4: Tightly wrap the rolled tamale in a coffee filter, then cook in a steamer.
Flo Jaramillo sets dozens of chicken tamales on the counter to cool before counting and packaging them for flash-freezing. Jaramillo headed a team of volunteer tamale makers Nov. 26 at Sacred Heart Church. The tamales were wrapped in coffee filters before steaming.
Masa, corn husks and the finished tamales. Proceeds from the sale of this holiday Mexican favorite will help send two Durango girls on a program abroad.

Peace, goodwill, tamales

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Taylor Dunlop, 15, bags tamales with her mom, Celeste Dunlop, right and Katie Pannell, 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Taylor and Katie relied on family members to help them make the tamales they will sell as a fundraiser. Katie is the daughter of Kathy and Jim Pannell.
How to put together a tamale step 1: Spread masa, the corn meal foundation that holds the tamale filling, into a wet corn husk.
How to put together a tamale step 2: Add filling such as ground chicken seasoned with chile caribe on top of the masa.
How to put together a tamale step 3: Neatly roll the tamale within the corn husk.
How to put together a tamale step 4: Tightly wrap the rolled tamale in a coffee filter, then cook in a steamer.
Flo Jaramillo sets dozens of chicken tamales on the counter to cool before counting and packaging them for flash-freezing. Jaramillo headed a team of volunteer tamale makers Nov. 26 at Sacred Heart Church. The tamales were wrapped in coffee filters before steaming.
Purchase
Masa, corn husks and the finished tamales. Proceeds from the sale of this holiday Mexican favorite will help send two Durango girls on a program abroad.
To buy tamales

Pre-made tamales will be sold from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the town of Bayfield parks and rec gym, 110 E. South St., in Bayfield.
Tamale lovers can also call and leave an order with Taylor Dunlop at 946-1396 or Katie Pannell at 247-9166. The tamales sell for $18 a dozen, with the profits equally split between Pannell and Dunlop to cover travel and program expenses.

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