Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 12, 2016

We met at Tonya's for good ole' shrimp and grits!  These have become quite the rage and I admit, I have never had this dish.  The theme of southern comfort food started with Mary's deviled eggs and crab dip.  She also prepared a very yummy strawberry daiquiri using strawberry soda.


1 12 oz can strawberry soda

I can frozen daiquiri concentrate (in the freezer section of the grocery store)

Refill the empty can about 3/4 with rum


Put all ingredients in blender and blend until an icy slurpee consistency.

Shrimp Dip

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can shrimp
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
6-8 chopped stuffed green olives
dash red pepper
dash  worcestershire sauce
thin with mayo

Mix all, chill and serve.

Angelica prepared a green salad with croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese.

The shrimp and grits were complex and flavorful.  The shrimp were mixed with sauteed mushrooms and shallots and served over the grits. The garnish of fresh parsley and BACON were a great touch.  Everything is better with bacon!  The grits were creamy and cheesy and combine well with the shrimp, especially if you add more heat with hot sauce.

What is more southern than a bundt cake?!  I prepared a pineapple upside down cake with a pretty design made possible by the bundt pan.  The recipe matches the typical pineapple upside down cake recipe, using pineapple juice in the cake.

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