Friday, February 27, 2009

300th.

You need to know that this is what we had for supper tonight:
Fiery Cajun Shrimp
Cheese Grits
Broiled Parmesan Tomatoes
Green beans
French Bread

Yes, it was a banner night in the Litton house. Eating high on the hog suits us. (Sunshine, my ever-faithful diet and exercise guru, you know I rarely cook like this anymore--don't freak out on me!) I could literally eat shrimp and grits every night of my life. Throw in some crab legs and I would never leave the table. Ever.

The shrimp recipe comes from my close, personal friend, Paula Deen. Have y'all seen the picture of me and Paula and her adorable husband, Captain Michael?

Yeah, we were just hanging out. As close, personal friends often do. Look at Capt. Michael--mere seconds from giving my cheek some sweet sugar. I love him.

Paula is the real deal, in person, in print, and on screen. I mean, who else would drop trou and keep on smiling? No one, I tell you.

I love her. She's wearing her Spanx. Clearly Paula was brought up right.

Do y'all have her cookbook, Paula Deen Celebrates? It's so fabulous. One of my most favorites.




I think someone needs this cookbook. 'Cause it's my 300th post and I'm in the mood to give stuff away. What other stuff? Maybe some Peanut M&Ms (unless you're allergic)...a $25 Target gift card...and just stuff, ya know? Free stuff! Leave a comment and I'll choose a winner on Monday. Yay!

Three hundred posts...wow. It's been fun! Thanks for reading all my random and ridiculous drivel, y'all. Especially when I mention him, over and over again:
Please, like I'm going to let my 300th post go by without honoring my Jason? Y'all know how I feel about this man. Amen.

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And just for my dear brother & sister-in-law:

A fabulous, kid-free weekend of fun and frivolity. Bring the noise! Were y'all at La Quinta Inn here?

Or was this Aruba?

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Have fun, y'all!! Yes, Mandy, I am still laughing. Good times.

60 comments:

Kristina P. said...

YOu look so cute with Paula and her hubby!

jori-o said...

Let me be one of the first to congratulate you on THREE HUNDRED! Here's to three hundred more! I love me some Lula!

Elena said...

I love me some Lula too!! XOXO

That Paula video is the funniest thing ever! SO something that would happen to me. Good ol' Paula. I love her.

Happy 300th!

~Michelle~ said...

Wowsa! 300 is quite the accomplishment - thanks for the entertainment!

Trish said...

"Oh My Gawd, did ya'all see much?"

Only the WHOLE thing!!

That is hilarious.

Okay, so at this very present moment I cannot tell you why, but I NEED to win this prize. Seriously, there is something big going on here and I'm gonna need that cookbook, and those M&M's and that Target card and whatever else you can think of that could get a person through a VERY long winter in the Arctic Tundra!

Love you! Happy 300th!

Amy said...

Look at you with the famous person! Do you know I have never eaten a grit? I don't think I would recognize what what one if I saw it. Weird?

themoonisdown said...

LOVEEEE you and paula deen together with the capt. throw truvy and ouisa and claree in there and it's like my wildest southern dream come true.

ps this is a druuuuunk blog comment and i hope you enjoyed my text message earlier!

pposs you look HOT.com

Kori said...

I don't know what you're cooking tonight but I'll be there in time to eat.

Love ya.

CaraBee said...

Can we still be friends if I tell you that I don't really like grits? I'll take everything else on your menu, though! And really just about anything that Miss Paula can dish up, cause her stuff always look so good.

Congrats on 300!! Keep 'em coming, girlie.

JATMAH said...

Girl, sounds like a wonderful dinner. Paula Dean is the BEST! For Teressa's (my oldest) 6th birthday we took her the Lady and Son's and she was in heaven - Paula is her favorite! She wants to be a Chef because of her! Keep on blogging all of your nonsense because I love it!

Shannon said...

I'm sure we have discussed that I don't eat grits. Me being a Yankee and all...

But you still love me, right?


Did you really get some sugar from Capt. Michael?! Sweet!

Kat said...

I think that I need to win. I need that Target giftcard for all the meds Michael is on. And I need the peanut m&ms to be meds for me. And then we can just go into bliss with a little Paula. And really. I should win because I do like grits. And shrimp and grits is one of my favorites.

Amy said...

Happy 300!

She showed it all, didn't she? She is a hoot, just like you :)

I love me some shrimp. Seafood is my weakness!

Live.Love.Eat said...

OMG! You know I love Paula and I love you so to see a pic of ya'll together just makes my day. What were the circumstances behind that. Please do tell!!!!!!!

I wish I could make you the recipe I made of hers - cheesy shrimp on grits toast.

Happy Blogiversary girl. It's been so much fun!!!!! I am raising a Blue Moon to 300 more!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. That shrimp recipe of hers that you had got 167 reviews and 5 stars. That's awesome. A must try for me then!!!!!

Denise said...

I love, love, LOVE Paula Deen! Bring on the butter!!!! I got her memoir and loved her even more after I read it.

Congrats on your 300th post!!! I'm about 50 behind you.

Heather said...

Congratulations, Lovey!! Paula WILL adopt me one day. She just doesn't know it yet.

sassy stephanie said...

Love me some southan food. Grits. Yummmmm.

Happy 300! You look so young and fab for 300!!

Shelley said...

I love me some Paula Deen. But I think I love her cuddly hubby even more, you want to know why? Because he so obviously adores her. So send me some love this way if my number is picked.

Congratulations on the 300th posts. What a ride, huh?
LULA ROCKS!!!!

Kelly said...

yay, you're 300! thanks for the entertainment and memory archival.

Lisa said...

We love Paula!!!
Happy 300.

Tony C said...

300! Wow! And you manage to keep things so fresh and entertaining. You need to think about writing a book.

As excited as I am about your 300th post, I'm a little disturbed by the picture. Do all FoodTV celebrities have abnormally large heads? I mean...there's your perfectly, proportionately develop head in between two huge melons (no pun...well okay, it was intended). What gives?

It breaks my heart to think I might someday meet the 'delish' Rachael Ray only to discover she has a bulbous grape atop that cute little frame. GASP!

Please say it isn't so...

Brandy said...

Happy 300! Was that meal a celebration of this milestone? If so, then it makes it calorie free!

Good ole' Paula Deen...good ole' Spanx...good ole' Jason...man this is a good post!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Sigh...Jason.

Oh, I'm sorry Happy 100th (?) post!! I'm a little distracted.

And please send me a doggie bag of grits!?! Pretty please! This Georgia girl is tired of Texas fare. What the hell is a brisket?

Em

Bekah said...

you look hot in that pic. so does paula.

please give me the cookbook so i can become more southern like you and less like the northern liberal nascar-hatin' gal that I am.

i will also serenade you with sweet CCM tunes if that will convince you further.. perhaps a little wayne watson and sandy patti? oh you KNOW you know 'another time and another place' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqiwjlNr-Io

Valarie Lea said...

Woo Hoo 300 Hundred!!!!!!

Congratulations, and I am looking forward to 300 more.

Seeing as I just got here. :)

Lauren said...

You are a babe. And famous! Look at you with Paula! That is only the dream of my life!

Happy 300th!

Pick me! Pick me!

Mama Dawg said...

You are so freakin' awesome, you know that my Goonies loving soul sista?

Tamara said...

Loved the Paula video - so funny! Love your Southern heart...

Sun said...

I feel so honored you mentioned me. uh uh. Of course you do know I was thinking... "cheese grits....too far" but they are freaking fabulous. There is no denying it. Haven't had them since I was at your house. I need the recipe - and of course it will only be for "special" occasions!!

Funky Kim said...

Congrats on hitting 300! I can't wait to read the next 300!

funkykim@comcast.net

SpittingLimaBeans said...

Congrats on the 300th post.

I love me some Paula Deen. I am a Tennessee native living in Florida and have to watch shows like hers to keep my accent!
Cheese grits are the bombdiggity! I will never forget the first time my Yankee husband ate them! He was afraid at first just like he was the first time we went to the Waffle House but once he realized that there wasn't any possum or possible other road kill in it, he was in heaven.

Mariah said...

I'm hooked on cheesy grits. I need peanut M & M's cause I love em'
300 really? Wow

Pinky Roth said...

That was the funniest video on Paula...she is so real and honest. I love her and her shows are so full of yummy recipes! I do not have that cookbook either, so you can get me one for my birthday! Congrats on your 300th blog. I am really proud of you, my sweet daughter!

LOve,

Mom

My Front Porch said...

sheesh...i'd be happy if i just won that meal! sounds so yummy. of course, you would have to be part of the prize as well--when can i come over? =)

Heather said...

Just so you know, I'm not commenting to win.

'Cause you already my luck in winning.

Hell, Michelle probably won't even comment and will still end up winning. 'Cause that's HER luck.

Can't believe it's only post 300. I feel like I've known you forever, and it's not even been a year...

Just so you and Caroline know, I'll be singing Potty Time with Bear songs for the rest of the day. Or at least 'til after later.

Love ya!

artsyesque said...

300 posts! Wow! I hope that my blog will see 300! And, no, we certainly DO NOT mind hearing about your Jason. I find him quite appealing myself!

Melissa said...

I. heart. you. to the 300th power.

Jen said...

I am so jealous that you met Paula Deen, I can't even tell you.

Nyxmyst said...

Wow, 300.. and I thought I was doing well. Gratzie. ;)

Oh, and now I'm jealous. You got to meet Paula. *le sigh*

Laretha said...

Hi! I'm visiting you from Tony C. I want to stay all evening and read! What a fun and heartfelt blog you have.

Love it!

Michelle said...

That video is hilarious!!! And I LOVE some shrimp and grits! That's our non-traditional Christmas Eve dinner every year!

angie said...

Happy 300th.......I've enjoyed every one I've read, I can tell you that!

Are you seriously friends with Paula Dean? Cuz I just baked up her Red Velvet Cake and it was heavenly. I also weigh like 3 extra pounds and I only had a slice. (OK. Maybe more). Tell her I thank her. But, I have to know. Do you really know her in real life? Don't laugh at me for being naive if not, OK?

Becky said...

300! Holy cow!

Well Congrats!! And send that cookbook this way!!!

Linda said...

Wait ... is Jason a part of the giveaway too?

Love love love Paula. I think I might be related to her.

Congrats on 300! I wanna be a blogging goddess like you when I grow up!

Rhea said...

Happy 300th...and here's to at least 300 more!!

Mrs. S said...

Happy 300th! You are quite the established blog-ess!

And seriously Paula Dean is a favorite in our house! We LOVE her!

Sissy said...

I could so use a Paula cookbook, although I will keep my pants up thankyouverymuch, and I am happy that you are at such an anniversary. Way to go!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Oh, yum! I think I am the one who needs that cookbook!

Yippee for your 300th post! Shouldn't YOU be getting the presents though? Pretend I'm sending you an autograph picture of you know who! :-)

John Deere Mom said...

Love Paula Deen, love Target, love you, love everything!!

Tami said...

300 posts - WOW!!

Congratulations :)

I Love Paula Deen (as do my girls) yet, I don't have one of her cookbooks - What is wrong with me?!?

greedygrace said...

Happy 300th!

I'm jealous of your relationship with Paula! I want to be her friend, too!

Melissa said...

Congrats on 300 posts, here's to 300 more!! Is that your brother Eric? He was such a kid when I saw him last.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Lula I want to win also!! Paula Dean rocks! Trish really does not need to win, I am sure Paula does not have any moose or whale recipes in her book. Also I know for a fact there are no Target Stores where she is going!!
OH, By the way Congratulations on 300!! I am coming up onto 200 and my first year pretty soon. 200 will be first , but am wondering if I should do two give aways or be real stingey and do only one.
Since it is all about me I will close with just two words Pick Me!!

Robin said...

Congrats on your 300th!! Paula does look like she would just be herself no matter what.
Hope you are enjoying this rainy, yucky Saturday.

Yaya said...

Congrats on 300!

Love that you were just "hanging out" w/ Paula...lol!

Julie said...

congrats on 300 I will have to check out that book!

Ritch in Love said...

Paula, Paula, Paula...she is my dream Mother in Law!

Mrsfatface said...

Congrats on your 300th!! Love the video of Paula Deen. She is too cute!

Marrdy said...

Only 300? I feel like I've known you all my life...all my blogging life anyway. I love Paula Dean. I even got my cute hubby to watch her prepare for her wedding!! (plus I love me some peanut M & M's and I'm not allergic!!)