Monday, June 11, 2012

This Lil' Birdie Cooks: Shrimp & Grits

It's not very often that I cook dinner and am wowed by my own food.  It's normally a general feeling of "meh" and being underwhelmed that I followed the recipe to the tiniest pinch of spice and it didn't work out like I wanted.  But Friday night was a whole different story.

I found this recipe in Southern Living for grilled shrimp & cheesy corn grits and let's be honest, give me cheese, grits, corn & shrimp and I'm a happy happy girl.

But that seemed like a LOT of work for some silly ol' corn and shrimp, so I improvised.

And this is how it turned out...

YUM!  I actually boiled my corn & then made the grits the same way listed in the recipe.  But thanks to Pinterest, I found this shrimp recipe and ooooh it was good!

So go on.  Try it.  I promise you'll like it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Lil' Birdie Got Married!

It's true!  I got married!  It's almost been one month since I officially became Mrs. Newman (actually, according to the US government, as of June 4, 2012, I became Mrs. Newman since it took FOREVER to actually change my name... but that's neither here nor there!).

I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures with you (without going overboard, I promise)...


A big thank you to the American Village for offering us such a wonderful venue and being so sweet to tote us around on golf carts when it was raining.  And to Barb's Cakes for the best strawberry bride's cake and cutest groom's cake ever!