I had the sickest thing happened to me on Christmas Eve, sick. This year I was in charge of the tamales, as I am every year. I make awesome tamales by the way; even my husband will eat them. I grabbed the bag of dried chilies that I bought the day before from my pantry so that I could sauté them. As I opened the bag THE COBWEBS SEPARATED. Sick. Did you just shiver? Because I totally did, and I even know what happens next.
I kind of panicked. I took the bag outside and dumped it onto our front walkway. I just stared at the chilies. I contemplated using them (oh yes I did) and then reason prevailed. It didn’t prevail enough to clean up the chilies, I just left them there for 32 hours until I had the guts to pick them up and transport them to the garbage. Sorry to my elderly neighbor, I’m sure they obstructed his walking path, but what could I do? SICK!!
Back to the tamales, I was worried that if I chucked the fresh bag of chilies I’d be out of luck. Thankfully, when I checked my pantry, I had a spare bag of chilies from a different vendor (my favorite: World Spice Merchants, out of
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