My dad is turning 60 on Friday, 3/25 so we're having a traditional Puerto Rican bash for him Saturday night & we're roasting a pig! 3 of his siblings flew in from Connecticut & Pennsylvania to surprise him.
Julie, Eddie, Tia Cuca & Tio Jaime drove to Brookshire to J&J Meat Packing to pick up the pig. Later that night my family came over to prepare the pig. Cuca & Lydia prepared the dry rub & garlic marinade. They mashed up 11 whole heads of garlic w/ recao...basically a Puerto Rican cilantro but much more flavorful. You can imagine how delicious my house smelled!
Outside, my dad prepared the pig. You know it's gonna be a fun meal when the utensils you use to prep are a hammer & a meat cleaver!
They took all the wet & dry mixes & slathered it all over the pig, inside & out.
Bella & Izzy watched and luckily didn't get freaked out!
Even Fancyboy watched...Hope he didn't think he was next! ;-)