Ever since I can remember in my married life we have spent the Fisrt of January at an annual party for the Country Club my Father in Law belongs. They meet to celebrate the New year and bring all that is customary as a local tradition in Christmas at the island. They make not one but 2 of these guys
they are roasted in a pit fire for hours and hours and they are so delicious! They literally tear the skin to eat it since it is sp crunchy and flavorful once it's roasted.
then there's this
can you see behind them my son and DH, that is fried heaven my friends!!! they make this fritters out of cod called "bacalaitos" and grated root vegetables stuffed with either crab or meat called "alcapurrias" and there's no way you can eat just one!
but this is the best part of my January, beginning the year with the ones I love !
Cheers to a brand new 2014
Tomorrow January 6 is our celebration of the epiphany or the Three Kings, It is also a big Holiday, like Christmas. Tonight the kids around the island will fill up a shoe box with grass for the camels. They will put it under their bed so that when the Three Kings come their camels can be fed. The next morning they will have toys in their boxes and hopefully the camels won't leave behind a whole lot of grass for parents to clean up ;)
It is one beautiful tradition and almost the end of Christmas for us!