For The Flan Of It... (Part 2)
O ne of the main reasons I wanted to do Flan for the dessert course was because it is always a hit around my house when we make Spanish food when our families come into town. Titi Martha makes Ropa Vieja and Black Beans, Abuela makes Arroz con Gondules, and I make Flan. That's just how it is. We all gather around the table with stupidly happy, giddy faces and grins a mile wide as we eat until we practically explode...then we eat dessert and drink Cuban coffee and commence to loud talking, telling stories, and laughing or crying...depends on the day and who is there. A slightly blurry picture of us gathered around our dinner table swapping stories and polishing off dessert after some Ropa Vieja, Black Beans and Rice and Maduros. I really wanted people to experience this family style of eating...even if just for one day. We pushed complete strangers together to eat at the same long table...and strangely enough, after a half hour or so, it started to feel like a family.