Today is one of those days that makes one "Thank their lucky stars they're in Texas"! The weather is FABULOUS and makes up for the eternally hot summers, the sloppy, wet winters, and the the unpredictable hurricane season we endure each year. It was cool and and breezy this morning, and even after the sun came out it stayed cool and never rose above 70 degrees. Unheard of for this time of year! After the sun went down tonight it got quite chilly, so we actually got to use the fireplace!
It's not a real fireplace, but one of those gas ones where you push the button and "poof!" the fire lights. Better yet, when it gets too hot or you want to run out of the house, you can push the button again and it goes off. No smell, no embers, no burned up kitties from getting to close! The whole thing is enclosed in glass, but you can't tell by looking at it!
The kitties love this weather, too, especially when they get to have their fireplace!
It's a perfect night for one of Miss Ginger's southern favorites: shrimp and grits.
Miss G didn't grow up eating shrimp and grits- Momma Ginger only ever made grits for breakfast. Shrimp and grits are most common around Charleston, and thoughout the Carolinas and that part of the south. Miss G discovered them during her travels to Atlanta, and eats them there whenever she gets the chance.