Friday, February 10, 2012

The house that we "built"

Step one...

We have a tree!


February 10, 2000- Mark became by boyfriend

April 1, 2007- Mark became my fiance

Courtesy of Chuck Eaton Photography

August 31, 2008- Mark became my husband

Courtesy of Chuch Eaton Photography

Happy L.O.V.E month


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Grits

Ingredient List:
24 shrimp, thawed and peeled
6 slices of turkey bacon, cut in thirds
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups milk
12 spears of asparagus, cut into small pieces
2 scallions (white and green parts), sliced thin on the diagonal
¼ cup quick-cooking grits
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper for taste

  1. Wrap each shrimp with a piece of turkey bacon, securing bacon with toothpick.
  2. Heat large cast iron skillet over medium heat.  When the skillet is hot, spray it generously with cooking spray.  Add the bacon wrapped shrimp and cook until the bacon is crisp and shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, bring milk, milk, asparagus and scallions to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Whisk in grits and reduce heat to low. Cook, whisking constantly, until grits are tender, about 5 minutes. Then whisk in the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Weight Watchers info (1 serving): 15 points
12 shrimp, thawed and peeled- 3 points
3 slices of turkey bacon, cut in thirds- 3 points
Nonstick cooking spray- 0 points
1 cup milk- 2 points
½ tbsp butter- 1 point
¼ cup grits- 4 points
6 spears of asparagus, cut into small pieces- 0 points
1 scallions (white and green parts), sliced thin on the diagonal- 0 points
4 cup shredded cheddar cheese- 2 points
Salt and pepper for taste- 0 points

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's the simple things

Mark is working 1pm-8pm tonight and heading straight to Dilworth for our regular trivia night, which I am skipping to relax and have the house to myself (with the pups). So what did I do....I made breakfast for dinner, which is one of my favorites, but not Mark's, so we don't have it very often.