I made Robert a pineapple upside down cake and Shrimp and Grits for dinner. It's one of his favorites. . . a meal that we picked up from when we lived in Charleston. It's really popular down there, but I think it general, it's something you either love or hate. We used to go to different restaurants there trying out their version of shrimp and grits. Some were real winners. . . some were just really weird. But after we left we realized that if we ever wanted to eat it again, we'd have to learn to make it ourselves. And that's exactly what Robert did. I don't even know where he found the recipe from, but it's a real winner. Usually he makes it, but I figured since it was his birthday that I'd make it today. It was all going perfectly until I tried to season it with black pepper, and ended up sprinkling cinnamon sugar on it. They're in the exact same looking jars. Oddly enough, the cinnamon ended up giving it a nice little twist. . . thank goodness!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Today was Robert's Birthday! Unfortunately for him, he had to spend it doing not very much fun fatherly stuff. Just when we thought everyone was healthy, Gabrielle came down with a fever last night. Sometime I think it would be so much better if they both got sick at the same time rather than one then the other. With a fever of 104, Gabrielle pretty much laid around the whole day. At least Leila was a bit more energetic.