Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Love Me Some Grits



My parents are originally from Alabama and Mississippi and I grew up on eating grits for breakfast.  One of my favorite recipes is shrimp and grits and it is great for brunch or dinner.  I had a craving for them but I had to find a low fat shrimp and grits recipe. A friend suggested that I take a look at Paula Deen's website.  Of course, I was like "Paula Deen" no way, but she has added a lot of healthier versions of her recipes to her site.  I used Whole Food's yellow grits which has more fiber than regular grits. The meal was delicious and if you also love grits, check it out.

I forgot to mention that this turned out to be a frugal date night dinner. At my favorite restaurant, it would have cost us $15 per person and the total meal to make at home was about $13.




16 comments:

  1. Amen on the grits!! Delicious!

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  2. Betsy, I had you in mind when I made this last weekend.

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  3. The boyfriend would LOVE this. I've tried, but while I love most southern cooking, I can't do grits. Way to be making it at home!

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  4. FemmeF you need to make this for your boyfriend, he will love you for it. ;)

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  5. My husband calls it polenta ;) but he would totally love this. I might even wow my extended family with this at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love grits...but my husband LOVE grits! Since he is a Southern gentleman i guess it's to be expected. I just really mastered grits but have never been brave enough to make shrimp and grits. Maybe I'll give it a shot for the holidays?

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  7. GumboHair you should make it for you hubby, surprise him.

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  8. I am not a huge fan of grits but my husband loves them. I will have to try this recipe. I think he would love it.

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  9. I love grits too! Sometimes I mix half grits with steel cut oats so I'm at least doing half right lol!

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    1. I have to try mixing grits and oatmeal because I prefer to eat grits. Gumbo I buy yellow grits from Whole Foods, it has more fiber.

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  10. This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I could eat grits every day of my life for the rest of my life. Grits are my comfort food. Definitely need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. OMG this looks DELICIOUS!!! I have to make this for my Hubs--grits are his favorite!

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  13. I've never tried grits with shrimp, but it sounds good. I love grits, plain, with a little salt, with honey, any way at all!!! In fact, I'm making some in a day or so. Can't wait! You saved an amazing amount having this dish at home instead of a restaurant!

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  14. I have never had grits. I must say this does look delicious, maybe I'll give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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