Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Evening ~ Memorial Day Weekend

Before or after dinner enjoy this Mango Martini.
1 cup fresh mango
2 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup Malibue caribbean Rum with coconut flavor
Place sliced mango in a blender or food processor; process to puree. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Next get out your Cuisinart Automatic frozen yogurt-ice cream and sorbet maker. Pour into freezer bowl, turn the machine ON and mix until slushy, about 20 - 25 minutes. Serve immediately as a frozen beverage. To serve as a frozen dessert, transfer to an airtight container and place in freezer until firm about 2 hours.

What's for dinner..............Carolina Shrimp and Grits

4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup grits
1/2 cup butter
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup half and half
Combine water and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Gradually add grits and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter, Cheddar cheese and garlic powder.
Beat eggs and half and half together. Add to grits
Pour mixture into greased 2 quart casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


1/3 cup diced onion

2 tablespoons butter, divided

21 to 26 fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined

1 1/2 teaspoons herbs de provence

1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

2 sliced bacon cooked crisp

Minced fresh parlsey (out of my garden)

Lemon wedges

Saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan until softened. Add shrimp, herbes de provence, Cajun seasoning and remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cook. stirring constantly, until gray sauce forms.

Pour over grits and garnish with crumbled bacon, parsley and lemon.

Sunset in Manteno
After spending the day in the yard it doesn't get any better than a Shrimp and Grits dinner with a Mango Martini.......a quick trip to the gym........and a relaxing 1 hour in the HOT TUB. Stay tuned for Memorial Day dinner. You are going to love it.

1 comment:

Haden News said...

What a great dinner!! I can't wait to see what your cookin next. Have a great day!