What a change from morning to evening!
We had an early lunch so I knew I’d need a snack today. Afternoon hunger cure – I told you I’d have one bar!
We went on a wonderful beach walk for about an hour this afternoon. I really think there is no happier place on earth than on a beach listening to the waves.
Just in time for another gorgeous sunset!
Larbs + Matt! (This photo is dedicated to Candace, Matt’s mom, who’s been following our vacation from Maryland!)
Mom and Dad with the sunset as it sank into the sea
I Bring You Guest Blogger: Matt Allen
As an avid reader and die hard enthusiast of KathEats, I literally jumped at the opportunity to guest blog. While I lack the natural kitchen creativity and ingredient ingenuity that pours out of Kath’s pores, I know a good meal when I taste one. We (those of us who are left on the island) stumbled across such a meal on our last night. In an effort to keep that vacation feeling alive, we decided to meander over to the River Pilot Cafe, a comfortable ten minute walk from our accommodations.
We continued to emphasize the holiday season by beginning our meals with the winter seasonal offering of Mr. Samuel Adams (I’m pretty sure Kath enjoyed this little piece of Boston – the Sam Seasonal – so much that she was sipping off of other family member’s beers after she finished her personal pint!).
Kath and I also agreed that there is nothing more pleasant than a restaurant that offers a variety of bread offerings immediately upon being seated. Pictured are her halves of cornbread and a biscuit.
While I feel obliged to mention Kath’s creamy, yet surprisingly crustaceous She Crab Soup accompanied by a house salad with a Chardonnay vinaigrette, the star of the show happened to be my shrimp and grits..
The shrimp and grits decided not to smile for the camera (a.k.a. was not very photogenic), but you have to imagine the subtle flavors of the grilled mushrooms and andouille sausage flirting with the steamed shrimp, which was served over a deep fried grit cake. The hint of lemon complemented the rather soothing and saucy base. While I’m not all that familiar with the nutritional value of the dish, it was a marvelous way to end a fantastic vacation!
Great recap, Matt!! I have to say, his shrimp and grits were the star of the dinner 🙂 (Along with the Sam Adams!) We started the evening with a mild cocktail hour where I had a Perrier and some nuts –
Matt was right, I did love that Sam Adams Seasonal!! I shared a pint with my mom and had half of this extra one brought to our table by the awesome server –
My She Crab was incredible – just creamy enough to be creamy but not too rich. With lots of crab! Could have used a bit more sherry though 😉 I also enjoyed 4/5 crackers.
My salad was simple and sufficient.
And I couldn’t resist an extra bite of cornbread muffin or two!
After returning home (and 2 after-dinner mints) I enjoyed a nice session of lunar yoga followed by a bubble bath and I can’t WAIT to read my new book in bed!!
For complicated reasons, I had to switch rooms for this final night so I have this awesome bed in the Captain’s Quarters all to myself! I do miss my own Captain, who called to report he made it home safely and has already done a load of laundry 😉 I’m excited to join him back in our humble home tomorrow evening.
The sun. Has gone. To bed and so must I.