Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A weekend of Get-togethers in Mwadui

On Saturday, Grant arranged with the Client MD to have a pig-on-the spit BBQ at the club.  Rob, as always roasted the pig to perfection. As Grant was in a meeting on Saturday morning, I assisted Rob in a supportive capacity. I took my camera (what else?), my Kindle and a blanket and pillow for comfortable relaxing on the lounger under the trees!

I also brought my third chef from our Guest House. Amani helped Rob set up the fire (Rob had already started by the time we arrived - no flies on Rob!) and then Rob showed Amani how to tie the pig to the spit. Rob then did all the other preparations.

 A lot of preparation goes into cooking a pig on the spit!

Rob told me that the secret of a perfect pig spit roast, is heat control. He told Amani to set his stop watch on his cell phone and to turn the pig every so many minutes. He also showed Amani how to baste the pig with olive oil.

After the valuable lessons learned under Rob's demonstration on Saturday, Amani says he's now able to do us a pig-on-the-spit back at our Guest House!

I couldn't be faulted for doing my job as Chief Supporter well!

Rob's very proud of the pig-on-the-spit! (And so he should be; he's a maestro!)

The finished article apparently tasted divine!

As if that wasn't enough festivity, on Monday Wessel (my helpful IT friend) and his wife, Louise invited all to enjoy snacks and cake celebrating Wessel's birthday!

Louise put on a delicious spread of cakes, tarts, savories and a large chocolate cake

I'm a tad late today, but am still linking with Our World Tuesday which you can access by clicking here

Today is also my sister, Rose' birthday. Rose now lives in Sunny Spain and I wish her a wonderful day and year. Happy birthday Rose!  

I hope you're all having a wonderful week!


  1. Oh the pig looks Wonderful and I Love the photo of all that hard work YOU are doing Jo!!Hahaaaaa
    Happy Birthday to Rose!

  2. I know you're a vegetarian but also a good supervisor. That pig looks delicious to me.

  3. Looks good! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Looks like you've had a great weekend Jo. I've always wanted to try a pig on a spit but never had the chance. Happy Birthday to your sister :-) Have a wonderful rest of your week. Hugs. xx

  5. Bet that pig was delicious.. YUM.... You obviously were a good supervisor!!!!! ha

    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend...

    Happy Birthday to your Sister.

  6. The pig does look like it would be yummy. I think you look good as the Chief Supporter. Or is it Chef supporter. Fun parties and fun times. Great shots, thanks for sharing your world.

  7. I bet that pig-on-a-spit was melt-in-you-mouth delicious! Amani learned a new skill in roasting a pig that way.

    You did a fine job of supervising, Jo!


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