Monday, September 5, 2016

The Saturday Story

I didn't sleep well Friday night. In fact, was so bored around 2:30 a.m. that I started reading, since I couldn't seem to fall back asleep. That was a mistake...

I finally fell asleep around 6:00 a.m. and slept until 10:30! Yikes! I had a pork shoulder to roast!

I cleaned off the sofrito and made some deep incisions with a paring knife. I stuck a sliver of garlic in each hole. Then I sprinkled the whole thing with La Prederdia Sazon. I sliced up two onions and laid them on the bottom of my roasting pan and put the pork shoulder on top of it. I put the meat thermometer in the roast, set it for 145 degrees and stuck it in the oven I'd preheated to 300 degrees.

I made some coffee and toast for my breakfast and then ate my pills. I did some minor tasks and then shaved, showered and got dressed.

The roast wasn't quite done at 2:30 p.m. so I sent Vicky a text telling her I would be late. She said her mother wasn't ready, either.

I got there before 3:30 p.m. There was a least ten people already there outside under the cabana. I turned the foil wrapped roast over to Evy and went outside to shake hands and say hello to people.

Before I knew it, the roast was sliced and brought outside, along with some grilled chicken, the obligatory rice with pigeon peas and some sort of chicken and potato dish with a thin gravy. It was all delicious! People seemed to like my pork roast which was good!

I was sitting in the dining room, talking with Vicky and Barb (her sister-in-law) when Karlita came in with her older daughter and the new baby. I got to hold her when Vicky finally gave her up. Man that kid has chubby cheeks!

Vicky's brother Lu gave me a Puerto Rico bumper sticker so I put it on the back bumper of the truck.

Finally, I noticed it was getting dark. So, I started making my farewells. I shook hands with the men and hugged all the women. I retrieved my roasting pan. Evy thanked me again for the pork roast, which she said was very good. Then she said she'd write down the recipe for making real Puerto Rican pernil for me, LOL!

Vicky asked me to send her a text when I got home so she would know I made it, safe and sound.

I got home around 8:30 p.m. I sent Victoria her text and then undressed. I grabbed my book and went to bed. It had been a long day.


  1. Sounds like a nice day. I think we used to use a pernil recipe from Daisy Martinez ("Daisy Cooks").