My cousin lives in New Hampshire, she and her fiancé own several hundred acres of orchard and a couple of houses that sit on the property. With their gorgeous setting they have hosted parties and weddings over the years. This year they decided to host a “Pig Roast.” In translation that means a pig on a spit, cooked for 12 hours, and a keg of beer. However my cousin, in her infinite class and wisdom, decided to do a whole lot more. I arrived to find the whole orchard mowed, a large tent with several picnic table covered by table clothes, and a tremendous amount of tasty food. There was guacamole, salad, casseroles, lasagna and paella. That is right. This was a “Paella and Pig Roast.”
(There were two large paella-That’s right, be jealous)
I might have eaten enough to impress the young men there. I think after my 2nd or 3rd plate one guy told me, “ I KNEW I liked you!”
Then there was the pig. Oh the pig! Scary to look at, moist and delicious and tasty!
My younger cousin and his friends were there too. The young guys thought that the keg would be lonely if they did not keep it company. To do so they decided to do “keg stands.” I had no idea what this was—I went to an all women’s college-We drank profusely but never standing on our heads. Our university taught us all about gravity.
“Keg Stands” are when you tip yourself upside down, other people hold your legs steady and you drink directly from the keg tap-while upside down. This particular guy upped the challenge and started doing upside down push-ups while drinking beer upside down. Wowza!
I was able to eat copious amounts of food, mostly slow roasted pork, scarf paella and hang out with my cousins all night. It was a wonderful time and an awesome party!