After careful sampling over several years, the tamales from Iglesia De La Luz Del Mundo from Oxnard are the winners. We bought a dozen and had the first for Christmas dinner.
This year instead of baking a coconut cake myself we bought slices of piña colada cake from our favorite grocery store Cardenas. You can buy all of the best stuff at Cardenas.
Funny story. When we were at the Tamale Festival the county had a trailer set up offering free flu shots. Believing in herd immunity and having succumbed last year, we elected to take advantage of the opportunity.
Forms were required to be completed. Name, address, allergies, have you had a reaction to a flu shot before.
The form was totally en Español.
We managed but it was a good lesson in what other people go through.