Cajun Shrimp and Grits is perfect for brunch or a date night in. Spicy shrimp on top of cheesy grits with a little bacon thrown in – and it’s all ready in less than 30 minutes! 

Cajun Shrimp and Grits - spicy shrimp with cheesy grits! Super simple recipe that feels very decadent. Perfect for brunch or a date night in!

Can you believe it’s already Mother’s Day weekend?!

My kids are with their dad this weekend and I love them dearly but a weekend alone is exactly what I want for Mother’s Day.

It’s no secret that this year has been tough. It’s been me and the boys for most of it. Just us. In Texas. Far from our family.

But we’ve made the best of it and spent a lot of time adventuring around. We’ve had beignets in New Orleans and then went back again to catch beads at Mardi Gras. We went home and spent some time at my favorite beach and then spent 4th of July at my parents’ house. We’ve hiked all of Central Texas, we jumped in Lake Charles when it was way to cold to be jumping in Lake Charles, we’ve had tacos in every city we’ve traveled through, and they even had their first Uber ride when the Jeep died on us once last summer.

It’s easily been the most fun year of my life but also the most difficult.

I have had many a nervous breakdowns when, for example, I’m an hour away for work and I get a call saying that somebody needs a change of clothes and if they don’t have it in 30 minutes, they have to notify so-and-so. I was full-on sobbing into the phone and the poor girl took pity on me and found clothes from around the school for my kid to wear. He looked like a mess but whatever.

Then there was that one time the MPs brought one of my kids home for throwing mud.

I’ve cried in the school counselor’s office more times than I can count on all my fingers and toes.

And we won’t even talk about how much I’ve spent on babysitters this year.

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I have partnered with Jennie-O this year to bring you lots of yummy recipes featuring Jennie-O turkey. 

Loaded Grits Casserole - full of turkey sausage, sharp cheddar, green chiles and topped with avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and more!

Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person?

I’m definitely savory. I mean, I love pancakes and cinnamon rolls as much as the next person but I’d rather have those at 3 pm. Not first thing in the morning.

For breakfast, I am all about the eggs, the turkey sausage, the cheesy grits!

And this Loaded Grits Casserole has all of that and more!

Loaded Grits Casserole - full of turkey sausage, sharp cheddar, green chiles and topped with avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and more!

If you are feeding a crowd, this casserole is perfect! Or if you are hosting a morning get together, prep it at night, pop it in the oven first thing in the morning, and have breakfast ready in about an hour!

It uses Jennie-O Lean Mild Turkey Breakfast Sausage which is a staple in my diet. I buy it almost every week because I love mixing it with acorn squash or into eggs. It is the perfect alternative to pork sausage, especially if you are watching your calories.

It’s also perfectly spiced and really delicious.

So the casserole has the Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage, quick cooking grits, green chiles, sharp cheddar, and then you go nuts with toppings. Avocado, green onions, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, more cheese! Pile it all on top!

Loaded Grits Casserole - full of turkey sausage, sharp cheddar, green chiles and topped with avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and more!

If you are a grits person, you will totally love this! So much yummy stuff in each bite!

Before you head to the store for your turkey sausage, make sure you print out this $.50 off coupon for Jennie-O breakfast products!

I have several more recipes with Jennie-O coming this year so make sure you keep an eye out for those!

PS. The Jennie-O Turkey Bacon is also delicious. I may or may not have 4 packs in the fridge right now.

Loaded Grits Casserole - full of turkey sausage, sharp cheddar, green chiles and topped with avocado, tomatoes, green onions, and more!

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