He decided to go with his pork carnitas with roasted tomatillo sauce (previous blog posts contain recipes) and they were as amazing as I remembered them. The depth of flavor in the sauce is amazing - it's smokey, spicy, and sweet all at the same time. The carnitas were delicious and everyone went back for seconds. We used paper plates which was the smartest thing in the world since the sink was already overloaded with pots and pans. Casual is key for nights like this with great friends.
The beans are also good with brown rice. I served them for lunch the other day with a little brown rice and some chili (then I mixed it all up together). Cumin black beans and brown rice are a great meal to make for your meatless day!
Wishing you a happy, healthy 2009 filled with lots of laughter and great conversation with friends... over cocktails!
Happy Happy New Year!