After preparing the pork for the tamales, refrigerate it. When making the tamales one needs to make sure it is cold. Using it warm can spoil the tamales if they are not steamed right away.
cut the jack cheese into slices.
soak the corn husks until soft
ground some rice to add to the masa to make it fluffy, airy and light
get ready to welcome all the relatives on the next day
Typically the little ones are the ones with the job of cleaning the corn husks removing all possible corn silk, soaking them and taking them to the table