Jessica, the future daughter in law is already a part of our family. Admittedly as the mom of her honey, the relationship is still new and I do not ever want to be the mom in law bloggers write about or the one who is the target or jokes or…
I just want a rich relationship with Jessica that is one we both can enjoy. I already love her. Good start I think.
It doesn’t hurt that she is a fabulous cook!
And that she wants to have my grandchildren.
This is a post Thanksgiving meal. No turkey or cranberry sauce in sight. There actually wasn’t too much left by Saturday night anyway.
When Jessica was a child she often taken to very nice restaurants. No chicken nuggets there! She just ordered what the adults ordered not knowing that children were not supposed to “like” this or that. It reminded me of Julia Child and her nieces and nephews’ stories. My girls are like that too.
Just give children the same varieties of foods we eat as adults!
She brought with her a bag of Brussel sprouts, shrimp and other odds and ends not wanting them to stay in the fridge over the holiday.
The menu was Shrimp and Grits with a side of Balsamic Tangy Brussel Sprouts. Yes, Brussel sprouts! They were DELICIOUS!!! We were all surprised!
I was skeptical.One of the worse dishes I EVER made were Brussel sprouts gone bad.
We gobbled those sprouts down and wanted more. I am so sorry the picture does not convey just how delicious these were.
A soup plate full of cheesy grits and yummy shrimp topped with crispy bacon pieces. Plus the unexpected pairing of Balsamic Tangy Brussel Sprouts! We were raving!
Here are Jessica’s recipes!
Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Balsamic Tangy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon