Shrimp and Grits

Yummy Shrimp and Grits Recipe!

As a southerner, I grew up eating grits. In fact, my dear grandmother had choice words for a local restaurant that served grits not up to her south Georgia standards. My eldest daughter was just a couple of days old, and with family in to visit, my husband watched the baby so my dad and grandmother could take me out to breakfast. After tasting the grits at the locally-owned and operated restaurant in my Virginia hometown, my grandmother could barely wait for the server to ask about the meal so that she could tell them that those were the worst grits she had ever tasted in all of her 73 years, and she had lived all over the country. We still laugh about it 20 years later!

Grits with shrimp sounded like some northern twist on a sacred southern staple when I first heard about it, but I can honestly say that this is one of my all time favorite dishes. I have to admit that I am guilty of throwing in more than the 2 ounces of cheddar that the recipe calls for, but where cheese is concerned more is almost always better. Enjoy!


About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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