Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pierce the roast in several places with a two-pronged fork. Force some minced garlic into each hole, again with the aid of the fork. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place the bay leaves in the bottom of the roasting pan. Place the roast on top, fat side up. Combine vinegar and thyme, and pour evenly over the roast. Place in oven, allowing 35 minutes baking time per pound. Baste occasionally.
Recipe courtesy of Norma Jean Darden and Carole Darden, Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too, New York, NY