During the holidays it really hits me that my family is on the other side of the country. Although I’ve made a new life for myself in the many years I’ve lived in Los Angeles, the memories of my family will forever be with me, especially those of us gathered around the table.
There’s nothing like my uncle’s pernil, my cousin’s ham, my mother’s arroz con gandules, and my aunt’s macaroni salad. In fact, her salad became the staple for everyone’s holiday meal. It’s super easy to make, and oh so tasty.