I caught a rare moment when Gloria agreed to let me take some pics of the tamale assembly.
From left to right; folded tamales, NM green chile, cheese, masa.
The masa is what holds it all together.
Monterey Jack cheese.
Masa with cheese and chile.
No buttons, no bows... but it's wrapped. No plated pics, they'll be steaming for a few more hours... I think I can wait.
Thanks for your time,
Rich & Glora