It's past midnight. Dinner was over at six this evening. I am still full.
Tonight's dinner was extra rich. I didn't realize it was. Until now.
We invited friends over for dinner, and I wanted to serve something that would be easy to put together and eat because we were going to a meeting afterwards. So, I made fried sirloin beef wontons and shrimp and grits. The grits were cooked with gouda and cheddar cheeses. The shrimps, with a bit of onion and chives, were sauteed in olive oil, and at the last second (freshly cooked) bacon bits were stirred into the mixture.
Fried meat bits. Shrimp. Bacon. Cheeses. Tooo, tooo heavy. I was just not thinking, was I?
The shrimp and grits dish was delicious. I followed (kinda) the Smokey Shrimp and Grits recipe at the Whistlestop Cafe Cooking blog. The cook adds creamed spinach to the dish. I didn't. Just as well.
Did I mention that we had semi-sweet chocolate chip cookies for dessert?
And, that I drank a bottle of Fire Rock Pale Ale?
P.S. I've joined up at All Thingz Related's linky party today. Check out all the great projects and recipes there.