As I mentioned several posts ago here, the Mister and I recently spent a few days mixing business with pleasure in Saint Simons Island, Georgia. We are blessed to be business partners with some dear friends, and we meet each year to make plans, review what’s working and what, unfortunately, isn’t, and well, have a business meeting.
After the daylong meeting, our entire group meets at the home of the company’s founders, B and C, for dinner. This year, C made an amazing meal for us—before our eyes—that was reflective of his travels. Please excuse the photo quality, but I was more interested in socializing and eating than in taking great pictures!
On the stovetop, C prepared a sizzling combination of sliced potatoes and corn from Guam. He began by slightly charring the corn and potatoes, and then cooked them at high heat with some tasty seasonings.
While we met at the offices and warehouse, two pork shoulder roasts were cooking in two slow cookers until they were fork tender. C told me that he usually cooked the roasts in a low oven all day, but he decided to try the slow cooker method since he was away from home. The roast and potato accompaniment were put on platters, and guests were invited to serve themselves by filling a soft flour tortilla with pork and then topping it with C’s amazing vinegar and red pepper slaw. Oh. my. goodness. No one had reservations about enjoying second helpings.
Regrettably I didn’t get a decent picture of the slaw or of the delicious Spanish bean salad that we also devoured. The desserts, however, were American cake bites from Saint Simons’ top bakery, Sweet Mama’s. After dessert, C and B offered a lovely light wine. From there, it was a short trip to the Land of Nod, which was waiting for us only steps away in the beautiful and well-appointed guest house.
The sitting area, which includes a marvelous teak table from Indonesia.
The view from the guest house, which I can only imagine is even more lovely when the grass is greened up and the sun is shining.
Two Murphy beds provide comfortable sleeping arrangements for a family. When the beds are concealed behind the gorgeous Indonesian doors, the guest house becomes the perfect pool house.
Many thanks to B and C for your incredible hospitality—the Mister and I are most grateful!
Where is your favorite place to travel on business?