I followed Deb’s suggestions and went all out, making theÂ carnitas, spicyÂ slaw, homemade corn tortillas, andÂ arroz con lecheÂ for dessert. And yeah, I know a dairy-laden dessert was probably not the best dish to serve a man with a cold. What is that they say about hindsight again?
Truth be told, I was already planning on going through the three hour process to make carnitas on my Friday off from school and had invited Jeremy over for the occasion before I knew he was feeling a little under the weather. I had him come over anyway. We’d swap out the Pacificos for a hot toddy or two and boost our immune systems with a little shredded, juicy pork goodness. I’m not exaggerating when I say it was the best three hours I’ve spent in a long time. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it and I think I may have locked in the title for “Best Daughter Ever” by bringing my dad some of the leftovers. Plus, Jeremy’s on the mend and I can’t help but think it’s because of the carnitas. So if you catch what’s been going around, maybe you should feed your cold some carnitas too.