This is my Valentine's present from my Mom, cheese rings. She made me 2 big containers of these little things and I have eaten them everyday for lunch and pretty much all day long! They are soo good, I can't even describe how good they are. They just melt in your mouth and I am addicted! That is all I have left so i'm trying to ration them out!
Cheese Rings and Diet Dr. Pepper are like the best thing ever!!
Today Finn and I started off going grocery shopping. Finn has never really been grocery shopping with me before. I kind of keep him in a bubble and I can't help it. It's just in my blood to be very paranoid, my Mom and Sister are the exact same way. I know they say it's better to let them be around germs when they are little, but I just have a hard time doing that. I can't stand it when Finn is sick! I think he really enjoyed it; he just looked around and just took everything in.
I am trying to plan my meals out and just buy what I need for those meals, we waste so much food! I decided to make Shrimp and Grits for supper tonight. My friend Kathryn gave me the recipe and it was really good, so I'm going to pass it along. I added alot more cheese then it called for, and more salt and pepper. Also, Jared added Franks redhot sauce to his! It actually was really good (it spiced it up abit)!
Shrimp and Grits
1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup quick grits, (not instant) (see Shopping Tip)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
3/4 cup extra-sharp or sharp Cheddar cheese
1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp, (16-20 per pound; see Shopping Tip)
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1.Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
2. Bring broth and water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in grits and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Cover to keep warm.
3. Meanwhile, toss shrimp, scallions, oil, garlic powder, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, stirring once, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve the grits topped with the broiled shrimp and scallions.
I also made Paula Dean Banana Bread! It was really good too but I think I over cooked it a little. I added a bunch of chocolate chips to it which made it even better!