You put your clean pots in the oven for storage
mother keeps a can full of recycled cooking oil on or near the stove
Your relatives take photos and videos at a wake.
have to say "bendicion" to your grandmother / mother / aunts when you come in and before you leave
Your grandma's couch
is covered in plastic even though it's older than you
You call all cereal "con flay"
You call any sneaker "tenis"
You can't leave a party without taking home a plate of food
Your grandma makes you put on slippers because
walking around barefooted will make you get sick
You need that piece of cake before you leave the party
found out about a Saturday party on Wednesday
"La Correa" or "La Chancla" were used to discipline you
those huge wooden spoons on the wall
The biggest pot in the house is burned from all the rice cooked in it
blast the music at 8am to clean the house on a Saturday
The whole family gathers around and stands still in front
of the video camera at a wedding, baptism, or birthday party and just smiles like its a regular camera.
You set up
a "hamaca" whenever your family goes to the park
You are older than one of your uncles or aunts
Your Mom has
two sets of dishes and bed sheets: One for everyday use and the other for "cuando llege visita
Your mother keeps the
rice in a big green soda-cracker can and instead of a scoop inside , it`s a tea cup with a broken handle
You go to
a birthday party and your friends that couldn't go are asking you to bring them back some food
Your mom / tia / abuelita
has a ceramic elephant on the living room table
Your favorite dish is pegao
You have an aunt who sells pasteles
on the side
It could be 100 degrees outside and your mom is cooking pernil inside in the oven.