The Dude will likely be up early to post a proper Xmas post (children tend to switch your schedule up a bit) so this goes out to the late night vampires of FinsNation that can still enjoy the luxury of not having adorable children begrudgingly - yet cheerfully - ruin your Christmas Eve night.
For the uninitiated, Cubans (as well as other Hispanics) usually cook up an entire pig on Christmas Eve via a caja china. This is an all day affair that begins early in the morning and lasts into the wee hours after much alcohol and an incredibly disorienting amount of shit-talking. I don't have that luxury (or space) here in NYC so I always make-do with my world famous pork shoulder (pictured). You have no idea how delicious that thing will turn out after marinating for 10 hours and cooking for 10 more. It is subsequently chopped up, covered in grilled onions (sauteed are ok, too) and bathed in lime. I cannot fucking wait.
So, to my Hispanic people out there, enjoy the shit out of this night. To my Anglos, find the nearest Hispanic you can and LATCH ON TO THAT MOTHERFUCKER. There's likely some juicy pork involved.
Have an awesome night, Nation!
Pray Santa brings you a magical Dolphins victory that gleams from under the Christmas Tree as you rub the early morning sleep out of your eyes!!!
On Pennington! On Porter! On Brown! On Langford!!!