Happy Birthday to my Father-in-Law

For Dad's birthday Gregg, Barb and Mia drove up from Tampa to surprise him. Graham brought a giant dog. Tristan was able to switch his schedule at work so he could see everyone. Rhea and Shane brought oysters and beer. There was a delicious cheese and sausage grits casserole as a side and birthday cake too.




There was plenty to eat, lots of dogs running around playing and the weather was so nice. Everyone had fun!




The grits casserole recipe follows. Here are some snaps of the day.....

Shane was hard at work shucking oysters while Rhea brought out cole slaw and fed Shane and brought oysters off the grill.



Nothin' but trouble......



Doug and Tristan, Gregg and Mia, Gregg pretending to grill......chillin'



Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you......




Grits Casserole Recipe

1 pound sharp cheddar cheese

3 eggs, well beaten

6 cups boiling water

1 teaspoon garlic salt

¾ teaspoon Tabasco sauce

¼ pound butter

1 ½ cups grits

1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt

1 pound hot sausage, cooked


Boil grits in unsalted water for 5 minutes or until thick.

Add salt, garlic salt, Lawry’s salt and Tabasco sauce. Mix well.
Add grated cheese and mix well. Gently fold in eggs, mixing well. Add sausage.

Bake at 350F degrees in a buttered 1 ½ quart casserole pan.

This dog would wear out a hyperactive third grader on speed,,,,,,,,



Graham and Leo........



It was a good day.

4 comments:

Kim said...

Good times and good food are the very best! Love the grits casserole.

Wandering Coyote said...

Is that your back yard? Holy crap! It's a gorgeous spot - and not a speck of snow! Everything looks delicious and I love oysters!

Pierce said...

Kim - it is great getting together with family. I could hurt myself on that grits casserole.

Wandering - No, that is my father-in-law's place. He has a huge yard with pretty oaks and yep, no snow!
The oysters are very good this year. Very plump and salty.

Janel said...

Happy B-day to your FIL!

Looks like everybody, dogs included, had a fabulous time.

Birthday dinner - Crab cakes, cheese grits, champagne and a lovely evening!

Friday was Doug's birthday .  On birthdays we enjoy a good meal and plan a few fun activities.  The weather has improved (no storms !...