Monday, May 16, 2011

Dinner and a Movie

Got together with my sister-n-Law and friend Kym for an evening of eating and movie watching.  I made a southern dish with fried tilepia, broccoli cornbread and collard greens and grits.  Talk about a winner, we ate so much, we didn't see the movie!   This is a fabulous dinner to have with friends and family, talk about southern comfort!

Our next girls night in we will review a movie for you all and get some feedback on your thoughts. I have to say I am having the time of my life.  Loving my friends and family and loving sharing recipes with you.

One more thing before I give out the grits and collards,  I want to send a special thank you to Runako by Dee, please check out her blog (FANTASTIC) now lets get to cookin!

Grits and Greens ( Taste of South)
yields 6

4 cups of water
1 cup stone-ground grits ( or 5 min Uncle Bens)
1 tsp salt, divided
7 Tbls. melted butter, divided
1/2 pound pork sausage
4 cups chopped collards or turnip greens (pre-cut bagged greens are great)
1-8oz package of baby bella mushrooms, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1Tbls extra-virgin olive oil
6 large eggs

1. In a medium saucee pan, combine 4 cups water, grits, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook according to package directions.  Remove from heat, and add 4 tablespoons butter, stirring to combine.
2. While grits are cooking, brown sausage in a large heavy skillet.  Add greens, mushrooms, onion, olive oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook until greens are tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to  to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray a 6- cup standard-size a muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
4. Crack one egg into each cup. Pour a 1/2 Tbls of butter over each egg.
5. Bake until the whites are completely set and yolks are just beginning to thicken, 10-12 minutes.
6. On a serving dish, layer hot grits and greens and top with eggs.  Ummm Ummmm!
7. Serve immediately and really enjoy it.

I know when something I prepare is really, really good when the kid kick there feet back and forth while sitting and eating and their little finger are dancing in the air to a happy tune in their heads and my husband, Russ say " Great day baby, this is good".  In that moment, all is right with the world...until I am left with the dishes!

Make it a great day!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good and honestly I've never eaten this before. Very southern, hearty and comforting. I'll have to try this.