Never again will I go to a Centra Care Clinic, and especially not the Hunters Creek location, across from The Loop. If I can't wait to go to my own doctor, then I go to the emergency room. This time, despite the pain, I could have held out till Monday rather than have this rather unpleasant experience.
The next time I decided to try a traditional recipe, and set out to prepare Family Chicken Tamales, a recipe from my Tamales 101 book. It was an experience which I related in this blog's August 28, 2011 post. It was a RIDICULOUS amount of work. It was after that experience that I learned that in Latino families preparing tamales at home was a group effort, and all the female relatives would get together and produce copious amounts of tamales on an assembly line that would make Henry Ford proud. And even with all the help, they were only made for a major holiday like Christmas.
Since I spent a good part of the day being grossed out at Centra Care, all I managed to get done was seeding the dried chilies. At this rate, these tamales are going to take me two weeks.