Last week I felt like my world came crashing in on me, and I haven’t been in the mood to do much of anything. I will say that I am truly grateful for all of my friends and family who have been by my side while I work through the passing of my grandmother. She was such an important force in my life, and while I still can’t quite figure out what life looks like without her, I am convinced that there is some form of life still waiting for me. And whatever form it takes, I’m certain it isn’t hopeless.
A few weeks ago I promised one of my followers I would create a recipe for her birthday. Her only expectation was that the recipe included seafood. When she first asked me I was excited to brainstorm–it felt good that she requested anything at all. But then life happened and I found myself not in the mood. I missed my grandmother, and it took me a little bit to figure out how to do other things and still miss her at the same time. I’m still working on it, and I still cry just about every hour. Then I am reminded of her strength and how there was nothing in this world that could ever stop her or slow her down–NOTHING.
So I decided I was going to keep my word. And I wouldn’t just throw a simple shrimp recipe together. I was going to really give it some thought so Kiesha could have a special birthday recipe. Grams was very excited about me starting this blog to pass on stories of our kitchen, so missing her from the kitchen didn’t seem so bad anymore.
Here’s what you do: