From TasteofCuba.com-If you’re thinking of having a Cuban style Christmas, plan on preparing a great deal of food. Noche Buena is the time that you will want to have a great deal of Cuban cooking to keep everyone satisfied, here we’ll provide you with some details on how to throw a good Cuban Christmas party.
Typical staples of a Cuban Christmas Eve party include the lechon asado (roasted pig), Moros y Cristianos (Black beans and rice), and plenty of Cuban cider to drink. The biggest tradition is to have a pig roast. The day before Christmas Eve, a pig would be selected, slaughtered, cleaned and would begin marinating for the cookout the roast the next day. Roasting your own pig is a big undertaking. Most Cubans living in the U.S. will purchase an 80 pound pig (maybe 100 lbs if you plan on feeding over 70 people with single servings) from their local butcher store. (READ MORE)