Thursday, April 28, 2011

Foodie Friday

If you spend time in the Carolinas, the subject of grits will come up.
What kind? Stone-ground? How to add them to water--in one lump or hand-sifted? Do you add milk? What kind of cheese (white cheddar is a favorite)?

And what about adding shrimp and tomatoes?

How about a (gritless) crab-and-onion frittata?
Or a Ploughman's breakfast? Definitely. My granddaughter Annabel had me at Peach Smoothie. :-)

Scrambled farm eggs, fingerling potatoes, sausage, mushrooms, bacon.

(I'll diet later. Yeah, right.)

It's Foodie Friday again. Several bloggers will be cooking special recipes in their real kitchens, based on offerings from the fictional world in Gone With a Handsomer Man. All recipes (fictional or not) are always welcome here.

If you are participating this week, we're happy to see you! Just add your permalink to inlinkz:


  1. OMYGOODNESS, all this food looks so beautiful and delicious and the thing that looks the most beautiful and delicious is ANNABELL.
    xoxo bj

  2. I'll have the crab and onion frittata. I have never had grits, hush puppies, yes.
    Your little gdau is so sweet.They grow up so quickly, cherish her!

    I took poetic license with GWAHM for Teeny's Tasting Table episode. Hope you don't mind!

    Hope everyone who hasn't entered your generous give away on my blog comes over and enters! Winner announced this weekend!
    Thanks, ML for the give away and hosting FF!

  3. I am having problems leaving comments, so this may be a duplicate. Just wanted to say your Granddaughter is adorable and thanks for sharing your trip with us. Would love to have a serving of each of the wonderful looking food.
    Enjoy your evening.

  4. Everything looks scrumptious. My husband served a mission in South Carolina and he loves grits. We went to Charleston together and ate at Magnolias. Yum.

  5. Oh this looks soooo good! My BFF's hubby went to Chapel Hill & they return frequently to stay at the Fearrington House! I SO enjoyed Teeny...keep them coming :-)

  6. Hmmmm, what an incredible breakfast! Your granddaughter is adorable. I'm sure she thoroughly enjoyed all of it.


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  8. I love shrimp and grits! I have a great Carolina recipe. Everyone in my family loves it! Your brunch looks fabulous:)

  9. The shrimp and grits were right up my alley and that breakfast with the bacon and sausage would appeal to my daughters. Annabell is adorable!

  10. I'm such a typical northerner - I've never had grits but I do love the roll they play in the movie My Cousin Vinnie :) Those are some delicious-looking breakfasts!

  11. This Northerner's grits were preferred lumpy and served with milk and sugar! One of my favorite breakfasts as a kid:@)

  12. I absolutely love grits. Serving them with shrimp is something very different for me, but I have heard of it and always wanted to try it. Guess I better do so! Yours looks absolutely yummy.
    Ladybug Creek

  13. Everything looks yummy...even the grits!

    Thanks for hosting FF!


  14. ML, wanted to let youy know: the 20th entry, the black bean and corn salsa dies not have a link, it just comes up as a picture.... XO, Pinky PS, again, your granddaughter is adorable!

  15. All this food is making my mouth water, and your granddaughter is just so precious! I have spent a lot of time in the Carolinas, and do enjoy grits while I am there ;o)

  16. Pinky, I can't find the link to #20's blog or the blog's name. If anyone knows, let me know, and I'll try to repair the link from my end. Thanks!

  17. OH yeah I'll take this in several courses,starting with the grits please ending up with a peach smoothie for dessert.
    I cooked Coop's(Cooper O'Malley-Teeny's old boyfriend) red pepper omelet,chapter 29, and it was some kind of delish.
    Lazy on Loblolly

  18. Hi Michael Lee,
    Of course, your Granddaughter is just adorable, precious moments! Thank you for hosting us and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  19. Love Shrimp & Grits! Annabell is such a cutie. Nothing more precious than time spent with a beloved grandchild.

  20. I don't know why I have so much trouble with your new linky - Ugh!

    Our Teeny inspired Frittata was a wonderful for a light dinner on such a warm evening. Have a great weekend, Michael!


  21. Like Kathleen, I have never tasted grits! Must be us Northerners. LOL I'd like to try them...Dr. Big's sure look good!!!

    Your granddaughter is an absolute sweetheart, ML...she resembles you very much. I think its the eyes!

    I'm so glad you got to spend time with her while on your book tour. Special memories in the making!

    I just took mine home after dance classes & I am sooooo ready for bed!
    She just wears me out.


  22. ML, How do you have a granddaughter when you look about 30 years old. What moisturizer do you use....:)! .Annabell is adorable!
    I absolutely love grits especially with shrimp and white chedder. I made it for my mom and dad last Monday. I fell in love with the dish about 10 years ago while I was on a buying trip in North Carolina and have been making it at home now for years. Yours looks incredible. I am headed to amazon to order your book now..I can't wait to read it.
    Bunny & Oliver

  23. Happy Foodie Friday! I'm sharing two recipes again this week.

  24. I've never had shrimp and grits, but make a cheese grits recipe from my great grandmother...she was a great southern cook from Louisiana. That frittata looks amazing!

  25. All of that looked so yummy!

  26. Beautiful and scrumptious....and the cutest little poppet!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  27. Michael, my book arrived this afternoon and I just can't wait to get started on it!!! Thanks soooo much!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  28. Nothing quite like a good wholesome breakfast... so many good things to start a day off well! I haven't had shrimp and grits in ever so long... and I love it. The photos really capture a lovely brunch... and it is such a civilized meal, isn't it? The one meal you can kick back and enjoy. Thanks for hosting, as always!

  29. The recipes look fabulous this week - they always do! I love grits, but I have never made them at home. I will have to give it a try.

  30. Happy Friday! I am sharing my recipe for Prune And Sour Cream Muffins. This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made using "regular" flour if you don't have issues with gluten.
    Thanks for hosting!

  31. My goodness her plate is bigger than she is. Looks good though. I'll bet she ate it all up.

  32. Wow! I love your photos! :)

    I added my Slow Cooked Golden Mushroom Beef. Thanks for hosting!

  33. Oh My but I adore Shrimp & Grits. Thanks for the reminder as a lovely Spring dinner.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  34. What a DARLING girl Annabel is!!
    Oooh, I would be thrilled to be served ANY of those delicious looking dishes. Very nice ~ I loved this post! xo

  35. ooh, the grits look so yum-yum! This is my first time linking up to your lovely party. Thanks!

  36. As your newest follower (thanks, ButterYum!), I'm honing in on the fun. I hope it's I as another stuffed strawberry recipe to hare, though I have not read this book. It sounds right up my alley and will add it to my summer read~

  37. Happy Friday! Thanks for hosting. I always look forward to seeing what's here each Friday.

  38. I'm gaining wait just LOOKING at all that scrumptious food :)

  39. How delicious everything looks! You've given me ideas as to what to make for breakfast for the next week!

  40. Shrimp and Grits...nothing is better! Thanks for sharing your recipe. One of these days, I'll share my "Cuban" version. It happened when I used the wrong seasoning...and it was WONDERFUL!

    Your granddaughter's breakfast looks divine!!! I'm getting hungry...

    Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the GWAHM food adventure. It was so much fun...burnt croutons and all...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  41. Love the pictures... all that food looks so delicious.

    Gave you an award today... stop by to check it out when you can!

  42. You made me hungry for breakfast. Such beautiful photos!