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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kiss My Grits

I would say "Kiss My Ass", but it seems to have gotten a little lumpy on me over the years. Now that I think about it I should probably be the "Ass and A Half Housewife" instead of the "Half Assed Housewife", but it doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

I've tried diet and exercise,but that's no fun. Now I have decided the best approach is to fill in the dimples. To that end dinner tonight is Shrimp & Grits. Don't you just love how I made the mental circle there?

Now if your not from The South (1) you might not know what a grit is, and (2) this probably sounds freaking disgusting. First off its "grits" not a grit. They are ground corn or hominy.

I know, I know. It still sounds gross, but if you boil them until they are thick like malt-o-meal and add either lots of butter and sugar or lots of butter and cheese, you have sinful deliciousness staring you down.
Throw some shrimp into the cheesy grits and bake and you have a meal that is good enough to make you "Slap yo Momma-in-Law". My MIL is about 6'1" and built like a linebacker, so that's saying something.

The recipe I use is pretty darn good, but if you ever find yourself on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, I beg you to go to Desire Oyster Bar in the Royal Sonesta Hotel and order Shrimp & Grits. They are so good that I would trade all the alcohol on Bourbon Street for an order of them . And I like alcohol.
PS, If you were born after the 70's that is Flo from the TV show Alice in the picture. She said "Kiss My Grits" all the time. It is NOT ME!

6 comments:

  1. Awwww...love me some shrimp & grits with a side of collard greens!

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  2. I do in fact know what grits are but with shrimp I must confess I have not ever heard nor tried this concoction.... but then again I was raised by people from New Jersey.... as my girl Tena says "just because you were born in the South does not make you Southern. If the cat has kittens in the oven we do not call them biscuits"
    apparently I am a kitten?

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  3. I like grits. I like shrimp. I never dreamed of combining them together with cheese. You must post your recipe!!!

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  4. My first visit. Shrimp and grits will cure cellulite? I will have two helpings....or more!

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  5. Grits are DOPE!!!!!! LOVE THE buttery good ness!

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  6. First of all, you found a picture of Flo and that's just too darn awesome. Second of all, I happen to really like grits even though I'm from the northeast and have zero tolerance for the southern flavor of biscuits and gravy (sorry, I just don't get it). Nice smooth grits with some butter? Yum! Never tried 'em with shrimp though. Please post your recipe!

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