Recipe:Shrimp & Grits

My friends always laugh at me for having no sense of time when it comes to meals. I like to eat what I have a taste for whether it is morning or evening. I love a good restaurant but I am very picky and there are a couple of dishes I only eat when I prepare and grits are one of those dishes I can typically only enjoy at home. I hope you find this recipe tasty. Remember with all great cooks comes modification to taste. I provide the basics of what I enjoy but feel free to zest it up with your special flavors!

Shopping ingredients:

  • Jumbo/Large Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • Grits
  • Easy melt cheese of your choice (Velveeta for me cheddar for my hubby)
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder Or fresh garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Black Pepper
  • White Pepper (extra spice)
  • Fresh basil

Instructions:

Grits:

  1. Bring water to a boil for grits based on the instructions on the container and how many you are serving. Prepare as instructed.
  2. Add seasoning to the boiling water before adding grits, this will flavor the water and penetrate the grits.
  3. As the grits get thicker add cheese. If the grits are not as thin as you would like add water 1/4th a cup at a time until you have the consistency you desire.

Shrimp:

  1. Heat a Skillet and add Ghee based on how buttery you like your shrimp.
  2. If using fresh garlic add it to the Ghee in the skillet
  3. Add all seasoning to a large bowl and stir for shrimp
  4. Dip each shrimp in the seasoning mix and add to the skillet
  5. Cook until shrimp is pink and firm, flip on each side for at least 5 minutes

Plate your grits and shrimp and bon apetite!

A November in Lisa’s Lane

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s time to start breaking out the holiday decor. Although I am the person that typically has her Christmas tree up by Thanksgiving, this year it will be up by the first day in November just to extend the holiday cheer a little longer this year! Here’s a quick overview of what this month will look like, in Lisa’s Lane!!

November

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1Yoga Put away Halloween decorations until next year2 Bike Ride Homeschool packets Calls with Staff  3 Yoga Order Thanksgiving Groceries4 Bike Ride Fertilize flower pots Fertilize grounds5 Make dog food6Write Blogs Emails and computer day7Self-Care Saturday Meal Plan
8Housekeeping day Unpack Christmas Décor Start decorating9 Bike Ride Homeschool packets Calls with Staff 10Yoga Harvest from greenhouse11 Bike Ride Fertilize flower pots Fertilize Greenhouse12 Transfer Chickens to greenhouse Coop13Write Blogs Emails and computer day14Self-Care Saturday Meal Plan
15 Housekeeping Heartworm treatment for dogs16 Bike Ride Homeschool packets Calls with Staff 17 Move bunnies indoors18 Bike Ride Fertilize flower pots Fertilize trees19 Dog Baths20Write Blogs Emails and computer day21Self-Care Saturday Meal Plan
22Final touches on Christmas Tree23 Bike Ride Homeschool packets Calls with Staff 24Flea and Tick treatment for pets25 Bike Ride Fertilize flower pots 26Thanksgiving27Black Friday Order Christmas Gifts 28Self-Care Saturday Meal Plan 
29Put up additional Christmas decor 30 Bike Ride Homeschool packets Calls with Staff      
Sun-Day One Day

Sun-Day One Day

Ok so we’re in the last week of January of the new year. How is it going for you? Are those resolutions sticking? If they are, GREAT!!! If not, there is good news! That good news is, there is another week in front of you for you to start today and get it right!

Lets sit down and get that to-do list out and get it going.

  • Whats been lingering on your to-do list since 2019
  • What appointments do you need to schedule
  • What habits do you need to break? Break them this week!
  • What habits do you need to start? Start them this week!

Sunday for me is a day of reflection and renewal. I like to take this day and remember all of the blessings we have and make a plan to make the next week better! Make your plans and take it one day at a time!

Happy Planning in Lisa’s Lane

A Friendly Reminder for The NEW YEAR

#lisaslane

I’m often asked how I get so many activities into one day so I figured I would share my secret. First and foremost I have an unshakeable faith in my God given abilities therefore I know all things are a matter of me trying and then there is my magical schedule!

I change my schedule with the quarter. The new year into the spring is my first quarter. I run all of our family businesses as well as our household so my schedule is my most important tool in my box. Heres a sample of the schedule I have put together for the new year.

Morning

  • 5 am rise and shine before the house wakes up
  • Let my 4 pooches out and have my espresso (double shot)
  • Yoga/cardio/weights/ stretching based on the day
  • 6-6:20 make breakfast for kids and smoothies for us
  • 6:20 kids risen and shine for breakfast
  • 6:40-7:20 get kids ready for school and out of the door
  • 7:40 drop kids, run morning errands return home by 9am
  • Shower and dress
  • 30 minutes of computer work
  • 1 hour of feeding & running pups and garden time
  • Blog/Book writing
  • Tidy home
  • Start dinner
  • Errands and pick up littles

If you think the morning flys by, you’ve never paid attention to the afternoon. This would be the time stress likes to settle in. You go from worrying about one to worrying about a house full, so an evening routine is the most important in my eyes. Mine goes as such:

Evening

  • 5-6 Outdoor play/garden time
  • 6-7 Dinner
  • 7-7:30 Homework
  • 7:30-8 Bath-time with a cup of tea to calm
  • 8 Bedtime for kiddos
  • Bath/shower for mommy
  • Next day prep after shower
  • TV/ book reading and tea
  • 10pm bedtime

I also schedule the 2nd and 4th Wednesday as my me days where I go to the spa to keep my body recharged. I hope this can be a guide for you as you plan this first quarter of your year!

Happy planning from Lisa’s lane