Monday, August 24, 2009

summer party, Cuban style

(fried plantains)

(plantains with crab caught that day)


A highlight of our weekend was attending a Cuban pig roast at the summer home of friends on Lopez Island; the third they'd had this summer. According to them, it's what Cubans do when they get together. The pig was brined for two days prior to cooking. The boys and I were a bit faint hearted at seeing the pig so we stuck to rice and beans; my mother in law and Alexi report that it was delicious.

Lots of people, laughing, music, eating, beach play...a good time.

13 comments:

country girl said...

Yum Yum YUM!!! Wow, my mouth is watering. You lead quite a lovely and adventurous life! Love following your blog, and your boys are so sweet.

kks said...

what beautiful pictures! i think i'd have trouble with the pig too! (love seeing you in the pics!)
have a great week!
xo

KPiep said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Emily said...

mmmm!!!! looks divine!!!! there are often whole roasted pigs here for various festivals. I remember the first time we saw one, my oldest son must have been about two and half or three. I was a little worried that it would be too much for his sensitive nature to handle. And then I was a little shocked when he was first completely fascinated and then threw a temper tantrum because he didn't get to eat it.

nicola said...

wow! you had a fun and beautiful summer weekend! (thank you for not posting a photo of the pig! LOL)
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

I think I'd have tried the cuban pig roast, but then, I'm used to my neighbors serving wild board:)!

Anna said...

sounds like a bunch of fun, but i'm with you. i don't think i would have eaten the pig. i love seeing these pictures because it gets me ready for my trip to lopez next weekend!

Joyce said...

Lecia I think, Ok I know I would have been right there with you and the boys sharing rice, beans and salad. smile... I'm glad you had a great weekend with family and friends. Enjoy! xoxo

Ina in Alaska said...

The sangria and fried plantains are among my most favorite things to enjoy!! I always seek them out when I am in Aruba. Another Cuban favorite of mine is flan, dripping with caramel sauce.

I agree with you about the pig....in fact I have to go to a 50th birthday party pig roast in Sept. and am also feeling quite faint hearted at seeing the pig too!! Looked like a good time was had by all. Love the photo of the boys on the boat.. xoxo

Jess said...

I haven't been to a pig roast since I was a little girl.
This sounds like a great party, made all the better by the trip out on the boat I am sure!

likeschocolate said...

Sounds Wonderful! Looks Amazing!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Looks like a wonderful summer gathering!

Dee said...

gorgeous pictures.