Thursday, January 22, 2009

Good Eatin' Stuff Here

I'm thinking I'm going to lighten things up around the Edge today before people come beating me up! (You know who you are!)

By the way, enjoy this week, because next week I'm teaching Compass and I can pretty much guarantee I'll be on the brain dead side of things for the most part. Compass is a passion of mine, but it's draining both mentally and physically. I'll be in good company, though, with some old friends and meeting new people so it's all good. I went to a meeting with mentors and volunteers last night at the coffee shop and it was really nice. We're all different ages and lifestyles, but we mesh together when it comes to this program. I just love team work.


First? I'd like to introduce you all to Neighbor Debbie! I finally convinced the woman she needed to start her own blog. She has as much craziness at her house as I do mine, plus she's so durn crafty, it would be a shame for her not to show you what she's done. She's finding her way and doing pretty good so far. How about go on over next door and tell her "Hello!" She's always good for a cup of coffee and might have a bagel hidden she'll share. Welcome to Bloggerville, Girl!


The other day I was out visiting all of you as I do daily. I'm getting better about commenting, even if it's something small. I know how much comments mean to me as a writer/blogger and I like to pass on the love.


I was over at Andrea's house at My Chihuahua Bites (this will take you a particular post so you'll need to nose around a bit to see all her good stuff) when I saw she had a recipe up. I'm truly not one to go and try a lot of new stuff. Eh, cooking? I just don't enjoy as much as my Mama and brother. That gene skipped right over me. I had already decided to fix breakfast for supper that night. The good stuff like: bacon, eggs, and grits. I don't do it often, but my people love it. I saw Andrea had what looked like an easy recipe for Grit Casserole. Hmmmmm, I thought. I knew I had the ingredients to make it (minus the sausage-we're not sausage fans here). The recipe was an open one where you could take it and make it your own. I like those kind of recipes. I figured, "Why not!" and decided to see if I could make me a Grit Casserole. I brought out that pamper*d chef stone bowl thingy I haven't really used and started getting busy. Makenna came through and when she found out what it was, proceeded to get upset. Here came the whining about how she didn't like cheese in her grits blah blah blah. I told her she knew the rule: You must try a new food one time. She sighed heavily and awaited her doom.


It turned out perfectly. I was just all a glow over that casserole, Internets. Something new, but not really new, was on my supper table and I was right proud of it. I dished it out and met a grumble or two but I was a determined soul. These people were gonna eat this casserole and they were gonna like it.


They did. A lot. There was barely a spoon full left. Success! Even Miss Whiny Pants Makenna had two helpings. I'll be making this again for sure. Thanks, Andrea, for the idea!


Head on over to Andrea's post today, too. She's having a giveaway and it looks good!

Here's my proof of good eating! I had to slip my trivet in on the side. Got to represent my home state!

10 comments:

Neighbor Debbie said...

WOW I didn't know you could cook. Just kidding girl. I'm glad that you are up for new thing lord knows that I make you do enough new stuff wink wink. As you make me do new stuff too. With that all said thanks for the shout out I appreciate it mucho. I'm not on the Hope level of blogging but I'm trying.

The family said...

Okay okay THANK YOU for posting this cause I have been searching for a recipee for grits casserole that I lost awhile back. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Monogram Queen said...

I have been seriously wanting to try a grits casserole and now I shall. My goal - by next week!

I will visit Neighbor Debbie, I think i've got a blank spot on my blogroll as Loving Annie deleted her blog and set up another which i've also got listed.
I know - you didn't ask all that! LOL

Busy Texas Dee said...

Good going. Glad everyone liked it. We are not much on grits but I would try it if I were there because it looks good. Most of us here are pretty good about trying new things. Except one, the little man is so picky. He won't even eat hot dogs and mac and cheese. Now that's picky. Sweet Pea eats just about everything you put on her plate. Ashley is pretty good about trying something at least once. I love to try new things unless it looks terrible. And Michael with some convincing is usually ok with it. So as long as you can get them to try it then go for it.

AndreaLeigh said...

I'm glad you liked it! i got your text late so I think you had probably already eaten by the time I replied.

thanks for the shout out!

Bonita said...

you can come and cook at my house anytime! W/my hubby as a e3 we cant go out as much and every two weeks i don't have to cook because of payday, but its hard making it threw them! I have lost my joy for cooking....

Michelle said...

I had something like this and it is real good...but being from the South...how can you go wrong with grits!

I'm anxious to meet neighbor Debbie!!

Kristi said...

Grits? You are a southern girl aren't ya? The casserole looks great though. I love having breakfast for dinner. My son and husband figured out how to make crepes (super easy...I was shocked) and they are divine! you put some sour cream and strawberry jam and roll it up. Yum!

Monogram Queen said...

Miss your posts hope but I hope Compass is going well!

AllisonWonderland said...

Hello! I just found your blog, Just wanted to share I teach Compass too! In Groton Ct. Its super fun! I hope your class goes well!