First Day of Class + Shrimp and Grits
Well, one day down; 48 to go.
As far as first days go, today was fine. Truthfully, I always like the beginning of the fall semester—everyone is excited about a new year, the classrooms are fresh and clean, and there’s always the distinct possibility that every student is going to be a super star.
Talk to me again in about a month.
When I got home from teaching, Lila had just gone down for her afternoon nap, so I had to wait another THREE HOURS to see her! I’m not one to lament a three hour nap, believe me, but I sure was excited to see her when she finally got up. I think she was excited to see me too:
After we were done with our love-fest, we headed out to the front porch to watch a GIANT thunderstorm roll in:
We also practiced naming our body parts…head:
…and of course, the ever popular belly, which I think she showed off to every passing car in our neighborhood:
After the storm passed through, we spent about an hour at our neighborhood park, and then headed home to make dinner:
Shrimp ‘n’ grits!
1/2 cup grits
2 cups water
1 pound shrimp, peeled
1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3-4 roma tomatoes , chopped
creole seasoning (like Tony’s) to taste
2 tbsp. butter
Heat a bit of olive oil in a sauté pan. Add onion and peppers; cook until starting to soften, about 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, shrimp, and creole seasoning to taste (about a tbsp.). Continue to cook until shrimp is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Add butter and allow to cook for another minute or two.
While shrimp are cooking, bring water to a boil and add grits. Season generally with salt and cover for about 5 minutes, until grits are cooked and water is absorbed. If needed, add more water until desired consistency is reached.
To serve, pour grits onto a platter and top with shrimp.
Yum!! This was so tasty—perfect for a meal that *looks* pretty impressive, but didn’t really take much time or work at all!
Beautiful and delicious!
We’re starting Orange is the New Black tonight— super excited! G’night!