Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Real Grandma's Garlic Cheese Grits

The thing about sharing recipes on this blog isn't just to fill our Pinterest boards or to just tease your tastebuds. No, it's so much more than that. Really, it's all about family. Much Southern tradition revolves around family and what better way to bring people together than over a warm meal. 

Each Thursday for more years than I've been alive, my Grandmother has cooked dinner for the whole family. As in, her children all of their children (around 14 people) every week with the exception of about one to two weeks a year. Friends and neighbors? Always welcome as well. 


Every Monday? I look forward to Thursday. One night a week I don't have to meal plan. I don't have to do dishes or chase the toddler while I cook. I just show up, chat with the family, and am served dinner and dessert. It's kind of the best. 

It doesn't hurt that I love my grandmother's cooking. Don't we all? You know, not mine per se, but grandmothers in general. Their's something so special about having their handmade dishes from the recipes handed down through generations, stashed away in their best-of recipes. 


These Garlic Cheese Grits are one of my all time favorite recipes. This recipe comes to me via my Grandmother's handwritten recipe via my Great-Grandmother, or as we fondly referred to her, Real Grandma.

Talk about a classic Southern recipe that every woman needs in her bundle of go-to dishes. These grits can be served along side breakfast, lunch or dinner. I guess, if you ask me, there's no bad time for grits! I served these up with our Easter ham last weekend and they were fabulous!



Garlic Cheese Grits

Ingredients

1 cup of grits
1 stick margarine
1 roll garlic cheese (if you can't find this use 8 oz. cheddar cheese and 1 tbsp garlic)
2 eggs
1 cup of milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Bring four cups of water to a boil. Pour in 1 cup of grits and allow to boil 4-5 minutes or until done.
3. Add margarine, garlic cheese, 2 eggs and milk. Tip: put 2 eggs in measuring cup then fill with milk until it reaches the 1 cup mark.
4. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish. Bake for one hour. Serve warm.


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Life Created Tuesdays Week 30

Hooray! We're back for another week of Life Created Tuesdays! 

Each and every week, I'm so excited to see you join us in sharing a bit of your life created. Whether it be a recipe, tutorial, life lesson, blog tip, or roundup galore, we want you to share with us. Come here, or It's A Vol, every Monday at 9:00 p.m. EST to link your latest posts with the Life Created link party.

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Let's kick off week THIRTY of Life Created Tuesdays with this week's features!

1. Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling shared this adorable Key Shadowbox Tutorial!


2. Aishwarya from A Kaleidoscopic Dream shared this delicious Orange Smoothie!


3. Jenn from Jenn's Random Scraps shared these tempting Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars!


4. Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish shared this adorable Springtime Family Fun Bucket List!

 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easy Easter Ideas for the Family

I am so excited about this Easter weekend! I'm thankful to have Good Friday off work and the chance to really prep our home for Easter celebrations. Eggs will be filled with candy, some much anticipated "bunny bait" will be bagged, and we'll head to church for Good Friday service. 

As usual, I've absolutely procrastinated in following through with early preparations of Easter in our home, so here to the rescue (for me) and all you busy ladies are some Easy Easter Ideas

Enjoy, and HAPPY EASTER!


Be sure to hop over to the original posts for each of these ideas and pin from their sites :)

Doughnut Bunny Pops via Positively Splendid 



Peanut Butter Easter Bird's Nest via The View From 510

Peeps S'mores for Easter via Eclectic Recipes


Marshmallow Easter Bunny via No Time For Flashcards

Easter Placemats Free Printable via Somewhat Simple

101 Ideas for a Toddler Easter Basket via Lambert's Lately

Fingerprint Easter Eggs via Sassy Dealz

Easter Candy Pie via The View From 510

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Life Created Tuesdays Week 29

Welcome back for another week of Life Created Tuesdays! 

Each and every week, I'm so excited to see you join us in sharing a bit of your life created. Whether it be a recipe, tutorial, life lesson, blog tip, or roundup galore, we want you to share with us. Come here, or It's A Vol, every Monday at 9:00 p.m. EST to link your latest posts with the Life Created link party.

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Let's kick off week TWENTY NINE of Life Created Tuesdays with this week's features!

1. Blair from The Seasoned Mom shared her zesty Dijon Chicken Salad!


2. Bonnie from the Pin Junkie shared this delicious Greek Salad!



3. Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling shared these beautiful Gold Striped Easter Eggs!


4. Bridget from What's Cooking in the Burbs shared these yummy Chicken Caesar Club Wraps!


 You can tell we were hungry this week!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mornings with #QuakerShakes

This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I often tell people that mornings as a parent are more of a marathon than a sprint. Each morning hits in a phase much like what I'd imagine would be something similar to how a runner would mentally prepare for and execute a marathon.

My favorite point in the morning marathon? That moment I've clocked in at work, taken a deep breath, brewed my coffee and bring a bit of breakfast to my desk. It's those first ten minutes of the work day, I take slow and allow myself a bit of breathing room, praying room and a few minutes savor breakfast.

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When Quaker contacted me about their newest breakfast option, I was a pretty excited. They're now offering Quaker Breakfast Shakes in three flavors - chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. I've always been a fan of a morning shake.

For the sake of convenience, it doesn't get much better. BUT THEN, Quaker went and made these shakes packed with whole grains and protein to fuel you for the rest of your day. Yes, please.

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The taste of a shake can be hard for some brands to get right, but Quaker has outdone themselves. The chocolate shake may as well be chocolate milk and the strawberry is my official new favorite strawberry drink!

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How are you fueling your morning marathons?

Hop over to my Morning Ideas for Parent's Pinterest Board for more tips and tricks for making it through the morning, and do yourself a favor by grabbing a $2.00 coupon before picking up your Quaker Shakes. :)

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