Pernil al Horno, String Beans and Mémère’s Mac & Cheese

I couldn’t decide what to cook, so I went with the Pernil al Horno – especially since I had not fixed it in two years. I prepared this with the usual side dishes.

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In lieu of a real Christmas tree, I went with a bottle of Spruce – a beer brewed with spruce tips – from Propolis and a three-year-old bottle of Ralph – a wild ale brewed with white fir tips and aged in Pinot Noir barrels – from The Ale Apothecary.