In our country this is a culinary staple. It is a time consuming meal but so worth it. When families make this, it's usually for special occacions and family gatherings. Since it takes a long time to cook, usually we make it while the guests are present so they can sit back and enjoy some cold beers (and keep you company!) ;) You can omit the ribs, sausage and goat if it's too expensive but at least keep the 5. Recipezaar doesn't recognize niame, so I put yam...but it's not your typical yam. Go to a fresh market store that carries imported roots to find the niame. The Bitter or Seville orange can be hard to find, It's preferred fresh but Goya sells a bottled type. You may also omit it if you want.