It was definitely a fun occasion...
|Trying to get out of the box...|
|Uncle Pete (RIP) was joking about using the pig's teeth to replace some of his own!|
The first pig roast we did ourselves was back in February 2008 when my mom and sister got back from the Philippines. We were celebrating our birthdays (mine and my sister's) in the typical Filipino fashion, by roasting a pig and inviting a bunch of people over to eat.
|Emi decided to try a pig's ear...I believe they call it Chicharrón...|
We did the roasting in our fire bowl and had a hard time keeping the temperature consistent and at one point the pig's sutures came apart and emergency surgery was performed. But the pig turned out wonderful and we sent everyone home with lechon after the kids had scavenged parts like the ears, eyeballs and brains. Kids are gross!
The next time we roasted a pig was in April 2009 for Scott's birthday. We thought that the pig would be done by 2:30 pm, so friends and family came by early to have a drink or two and check out the pig.
|This was 2 hours AFTER the pig was supposed to be done...|
So this time the guys got busy prepping the pigs early in the day Friday. They decided to get 2 pigs as they were deemed a little on the small side and they also decided to build a pig pit this time.
|My brother-in-law, Gabe, with the piggies.|
|My man having a turn turning...|
I didn't capture a lot of pictures that day as I had to be at Emi's school (her last day of 4th grade!) to run the Sundae Bar after lunch. And then later I was busy playing host in the back yard. It was a very nice time with my family and friends. Loved seeing the kiddos running around making new friends and catching fireflies!
It was a great start to a summer filled with promises of more fun with family and friends!