Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cheese Grits and Spinach

Okay, so maybe I’ve let my titles go a bit.  They’re still informative though.  That’s important, right?  Right.

This weekend was full of good, practical things like titles that say exactly what they mean.  I’m not sure if cheese grits fall into that category, but they are certainly good.  And inexpensive.  So maybe they do count.  The cheese in this recipe ( Southern Living’s Rosemary Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cheese Grits and Spinach) definitely takes it off of the “super great diet food” list, but I’ll still stand by this choice.  It was easy to make, it had lots of flavor, and two out of the three main components are very healthy.  We split a giant container of fresh spinach between three people at one meal, and that’s no small accomplishment.  I think I went light on the cheese and butter, heavy on the spinach, and I used dried rosemary instead of fresh.  Have I mentioned how much we miss our infinite stash of fresh rosemary at our old house?  The first plant I’m buying in the spring is rosemary.

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We also had a little work party at our house this weekend.  After eating the grits, of course.  You must feed your free labor.  With that free labor and good conversation, we painted our downstairs guest bedroom and transformed it from a state of peachy stained grossness to clean grey-ish brown walls in one short day.  Now all I have to do is clean everything other than the walls and push furniture back to the right locations, which is sort of the fun part.  But how fun is it really to pick up dead bugs and vacuum?  I’ll close my eyes and think of England.  (Not the best cleaning technique in the world.)

Good luck as you navigate the world of Monday!


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