A quick note on tonight's meal. I finally got around this week to making a true South Carolina staple- Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits. Shrimp and grits came up so many times in my recipe search this week that I could have probably come up with a different version each night. But I chose this one as I liked that it was a combination of all the best parts. And bacon, sausage and shrimp - my crew LOVED it. Oh, and just a side note - I didn't make the grits via this recipe - I used the grits that Carol so graciously sent us in our South Carolina package this week. Mikayla helped me make South Carolina Cobbler for dessert tonight so we could get in a peach recipe. Believe it or not, though Georgia is famed for its peaches, South Carolina is actually the nation's leading producer, behind only California. I'll let those from down South debate which state's are better. You know what I think is better - that for the FIRST TIME THIS WEEK my family all sat down together to share this meal. That in itself made it my favorite meal this week hands down.
Not sure what's on tap for tomorrow. Perhaps a trip to the Fire Department in the afternoon for the Open House. And more shrimp! And cheese straws! And a cake that's sad. So until then...
South Carolina Fun Fact of the Day: Johnston is known as the Peach Capital of the World.
How I get through my days - Best Helper Ever
Kayla's South Carolina = Yellow is the state flower (Yellow Jessamine) the purple and blue is her pearl necklace and the red is her version of the city of Charleston
Showing it to me
Noah's South Carolina - the red is the light house in Hilton Head and the tree is a palmetto with a cannon ball bouncing off of it (they built forts out of palmetto in SC for this reason!)
This fairy was seen flitting around my kitchen this afternoon
I wish this picture had a smell button for you
Shrimp and Grits Charleston Style
South Carolina Cobbler
Which of course begged for ice cream!