|New Nashville Shrimp n' Grits|
Well, I’m here. After five years in New York City, I’ve finally found my way back home to Nashville!
Moves, major life changes such as this, are almost always difficult to some extent, even when they’re exactly what you want. So I assume that the transition will have its rough patches. I assume there will be lonely times and unexpected frustrations.
But right now, I’m pretty blissed out, and I’m not arguing.
On my first night home, I offered to cook dinner for my parents—as a thank you for having me as an interim house guest, and as an excuse to explore and experiment with the local produce.
I didn’t plan out specific recipes. Instead, I took what looked good, what felt like the South in late summer, and I just played around in the kitchen.
And I must say, what resulted was divine and perfectly fitting—a modernized, health-supportive version of a Southern classic, Shrimp n’ Grits!
My parents and I enjoyed our dinner outside on a perfectly balmy August evening, and there was nothing to do but be completely full…of food, of happiness, of gratitude.
Boy, did this taste good. Welcome to the new Nashville!