Monday, March 29, 2010

Shrimp 'n' Grits and Race Cars!

My mother came to visit over the weekend and we had a great time.

On Friday was my Grandmother's Birthday so we spent the afternoon with her. Happy Birthday Baker!

Saturday Afternoon we headed down to St. Pete to go to a fresh produce market....but St. Pete happened to be hosting the Grand Prix races.
So we had some tapas and drinks at Ceviche's, and we were able to see some of the races from there.

Below is some art we walked through on our way back to the car. I really like these fishes.

And on Friday we made shrimp and grits.
Husband and I happened to catch Throwdown with Bobby Flay the night before and shrimp and grits was the challenge.
We thought it looked amazing and so we had to make it while mom was in town.

Some of the ingredients:

You boil some water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes and some butter. Then add the grits. Keep stirring and add some cream, tomato paste and extra sharp cheddar cheese.

You have to make a roux and then add some cream and broth. Then stir while it thickens.

The sauce goes over the shrimp which is over the grits which are so completely delicious! Melts in your mouth people.
I HIGHLY recommend this and I think the family does too...

For a more detailed recipe - head over to the food network.

Here is where we watched the races.

Mom and I thought it would be a good idea to split a pitcher of Sangria. It turned out that it WAS a good idea ;)

This guy lost a tire right near us. Everybody jumped up from their tables to take pictures - including me.

As we were leaving, we saw a totally different type of car...

Another great Tampa Bay weekend :)

1 comment:

  1. sounds so delish as I stare at my bowl of brown rice blah! looks like life is good in tampa :)