We drove the food plus ourselves to Iowa City, where my Uncle Jose lives. In my cousin Michelle's trailer my family celebrated Jose's birthday. My mom made guava empanadas and my uncle made tuna croquetas and chichachirritas. Lauren and I received many compliments on our dishes, and I was told that the black beans tasted just like my grandmother's.
I didn't know I could do that.
We drank margaritas and played dominoes, AC/DC Guitar Hero, Buzzword, and a game I did not enjoy called Fact or Crap? For a nightcap, Michelle, Lauren and I fell asleep on the couch while the original Friday the 13th blared on the flat screen TV.