Our traditional meal is pernil (roasted pork shoulder) black beans, white rice and yucca(cassava). Most of this can be done in less than 2 hours but the pork takes 5-6 hours of cooking in the oven, therefore I had to get started on this a few days before. On Sunday I marinated it so it could start sucking up all the juices and flavor! Then on the 23rd, when I got home from work, I set my oven to 250 and put the pork in to start cooking. It was done by 1:30AM.....I finally went to bed by 2AM and then was up at 6AM to get ready for work. I was exhausted but I had to get moving!!
I got to work, did what I had to do and fortunately we were able to leave early....now I was excited. I got home as soon as I could and got cooking!!
Here is the result:
Well, everything is finished and we are ready for Santa's arrival!! Kids are off to bed & I patiently wait for the right time for Santa to leave his gifts!
The time finally came & I'm off to bed...............