Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beat the Heat!

Tasty Tuesday is postponed until tomorrow, but I promise the recipe I'm sharing with you will not disappoint: Summer-Style Shrimp and Grits. Go ahead and make sure you have fresh corn, okra, and cherry tomatoes on hand for this yummy recipe!

Instead, here are some of the ways my family beat the staggering Charleston heat this weekend. Andy's parents and brother, Matt, were in town visiting during the HOTTEST weekend in Charleston, yet. Matt has been in Rome, Italy for the last 2 years studying to become a Catholic priest, and we haven't seen him at all in those 2 years. Needless to say, it was a great reunion and was so good to see him!

Here are some of our tips to beat the heat...

Take a cooking class at Charleston Cooks!
Summer-Style Shrimp & Grits

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Go antiquing and purchase a lovely new hutch for your dining room

Pick out paint colors for the house
Dining Room color is the one on the top: Restoration Hardware "Stone"
Sea Salt: Living Room and all "open areas"
Oyster Bay: Kitchen

Drink lots of these
Perfect Margraitas: 1 can frozen limeade, 12 oz. tequila, 24 oz. diet sprite, 1 beer

Eat lots of these

Chocolate Face!

Run through a sprinkler

Drink some Sambuca straight from Italy. 

Take some guitar lessons

Go see a movie

Or just snuggle on the couch with a sweet pup

That's how we beat the heat this weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July and, hopefully, an extended holiday weekend!

Remember, come back tomorrow for the recipe for the shrimp and grits!


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love your blog and had to laugh a little bit because I just became a golden doodle puppy mommy over the weekend. :) Have a great 4th of July!


    The Quirky Apple

  2. Looks like yall had a great time! I'm sure that hutch will look so good in your dining room!

  3. Also, I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger award :) Feel free to stop by to pick it up!


    The Quirky Apple

  4. Sounds like a great weekend! Those grits look delicious!