Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Internet for a few Seconds!!!

Ok, quickly.

Breakfast was a near disaster yesterday as I realized this boat was not equipt with the proper utinsels to cook breakfast... a.k.a. a skillet and proper spatula. And I forgot to get the Pam, which my mom will tell you is very important!!! "DID YOU SPRAY THE PAN?!!?!!?" So after a botched attempt at butter in a large pan and a shitty spatula and disgusting looking pancakes, I resorted to toast, fried eggs, bacon and a fruit plate. They were totally understanding. The dad was like "hey, if you haven't the proper tools how can we expect you to make things like that? Don't worry Jo, everything looks beautiful!" I tell ya, I am so blessed.

Ok, We took the ferry from Tortola to St. John so the guests could get their US visa's and I could show them around the town of Cruz Bay while Hal brought the boat over. They walked around while I scoped out places to get the last few things on my shopping list. We went to the Westin Resort to meet Hal at 3pm which is when they do the Iguana feeding at the hotel. Then we went to the boat, I made them a fruit and cheese tray and Hal dingied me to the bay to shop. We stopped for a beer or 3 at the Quiet Mon Pub, an irish pub on a tropical isle. Then we shopped and went back to the boat where I cooked up my speciality.... FAJITAS! I made beef for the parents and chicken for Steffi because she doesn't like beef. I went a bit overboard on the cayanne pepper I think because poor Steffi kept glugging water but she sure stuffed her face with seconds. They are from Scotland originally and said they don't get much mexican food over there but they LOVED it. :)

Today I did blueberry muffins, yogurt, a fruit tray and cereal for breakfast, we are headed to Great St James island for snorkeling this morning. For lunch, it's curry chicken salad sandwiches with chips and dip, and fruit, and a salad, and tonight I am making chicken carbonara pasta.

Dude, I'm a good cook....

Ok, from here we are headed to Francis Bay, St. John for the night then over to Jost Van Dyke and from there I really don't expect to have much service so I will write when I can!

Love ya!

Above, great st james island


  1. It looks so beautiful and what great experience you are getting whilst bolstering your resume.
    Go girl!

  2. Jolea you rock girl! I hope you picked up the PAM cooking spray! :) That stuff is the bomb! I can't cook eggs with out it!

    It sounds like you are just rocking it! Keep it up! :)

  3. Way to go.... why didn't you make toads in a hole (Texas Style), you know how to make those. Do you not have any cooking oil? Get some, I always keep the first little 2inch sized practice pan cake to smear the cooking oil around the pan when I need more. Woo Hoo you are a cook! Your Aunt Jami would be so proud!

  4. given the cold snap up north, i'm sure you can understand how welcoming that BVI warm water foto looks. more pics of warm waters, please.

  5. Sweeeet!!! Nothing but smiles from San Diego !!! So glad it's working for ya !!

  6. Yeah, I was going to ask if you bought Pam too, but other H beat me to it. Never used the stuff on eggs? Butter... hot pan!
    So tell these people you have not one, but TWO friends named Heather! That will make them happy. Then tell them this Heather named her ex boat "Thistle". That will make them really happy! Then if you burn something tell them I was born in Edinburgh. They'll fall over they will be so happy. Ha ha. Sorry I had a bath tonight. All out of it.
    Good luck with the rest!!