tonight i was in a southern food kind of mood, so i whipped up some classic shrimp and grits with okra for phillip and me. this recipe by bobby flay of the food network is simple and tastes like something you might get at your favorite local restaurant. i didn’t have stone-ground grits, so i cooked up instant grits, timing it just right with the shrimp and okra. and if i’m going to tell you one thing about this recipe, it’s that it wouldn’t be anything without the six chopped up pieces of bacon. their salty nature is perfectly with the creamy, cheesy grits. this one’s a keeper, for sure!