Making home made tamales is not something you will want to do every day. It is time consuming but really not difficult. Considering the effort required, you might want to double the recipe and make a lot at once. Tamales may be frozen for 1 year and reheated in the microwave for later use.
This same recipe may be used to make beef or chicken tamales by simply substituting the pork.
Note: There are several methods to folding/rolling the corn husk after filling and before steaming. Some methods work better than others depending on the size of the corn husks. And some people have their own favorite method. Feel free to use your own or experiment.