Chivo guisado and arroz con coco for The Boy’s Birthday

I spent last Sunday afternoon cooking with The Boy. We made chivo guisado (goat stew), arroz con coco and guandules (coconut rice with pigeon peas), and potato salad. He ate until he nearly burst. I was pleased. Few things make me happier than watching those I love enjoy my food.




For dessert, we had pineapple and carrot spiced cake. Then, the next morning, I warmed up a piece of cake, crumbled it, and had it with passion fruit tea. My mind can still taste all the spicy fruity yum.

It was a great Sunday—love, food, laughter…—the best. What have you been up to, my Wicked Luvs?

P.S. When it comes to cooking, I use the eyeball method. So here are links for similar Dominican recipes, from Simple, by Clara: Chivo Guisado Picante (Spicy Goat Meat Stew), Moro de Guandules con Coco (Rice, Pigeon Peas and Coconut), and Ensalada Rusa (“Russian” Potato Salad).

26 thoughts on “Chivo guisado and arroz con coco for The Boy’s Birthday”

  1. my son lives in another city since six years .
    we meet occasionally so whenever he speak through Skype always says lot about missing food made by my hands .
    glad you got time with your boy and had fun while cooking,
    food is mouthwatering .loved the cake most though as i am mad about deserts dear

  2. Oh wow Magaly! Is it him, your little boy ?:)) How wonderful to see him smiling so beautifully. What a great time you both had spent together! My little boy so far can only eat, cannot cook yet 😛

    The dishes look yumm!!! That gravy is tempting…

      • After all I know now that he is my best everything and my strength, even in days of feeling exhausted and unhappy, I cannot let myself to despond, because he is there and he needs me. Even now we can have rather great fun and he already understans humour very well. And how much he loves celebrating birthdays? Candles, cakes… Aww, that makes him immensely happy!!!
        Have a happy day, and I wish many many more years ahead for you and your son to enjoy and celebrate.

  3. What a great day!!! I love the pictures!
    So yummy!!! I would have really enjoyed your tea with the cake, the next morning!
    I haven’t been feeling well. I hate headaches! But, I’m still smiling 🙂
    Big Hugs 🙂

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