Home / Health & Wellness Articles / Family Matters / Labor Day recipe for the whole familyLabor Day recipe for the whole family Labor Day is just around the corner—happening this year on Monday, September 7. Even though 2020 is a year characterized by staying at home more than ever, Labor Day still marks a short time when we can take a break from the busyness of our lives. It’s a great day to connect with family and take the time to do new things together.That’s why we’re providing a recipe for the whole family to cook together! There are a lot of benefits for cooking together as a family, including:Promoting confidence and self-esteemTeaching younger family members about food preparation, nutrition, and following directions.Socializing together offline is often more engaging and meaningful — not to mention more fun!Need help coming up with a recipe to cook with your family? Centerstone’s Jason Hernandez, Chief Human Resources Officer presented a recipe in the Food Network’s Ultimate Recipe Showdown for his Spicy Low-Country Shrimp and Grits. This is a meal he likes to cook with his family and it’s so good that he took home the winning prize!Check out the recipe and directions below to make your own: Spicy Low-Country Shrimp and Grits IngredientsGrits:4 cups milk1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper1 tablespoon butter1 cup stone-ground yellow grits1 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 tablespoon pepper sauce2 ounces grated CheddarShrimp:1 ½ pounds (21 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil¼ pound diced andouille sausage2 teaspoons diced garlic¼ cup butter1 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 small chopped piquillo peppers1 teaspoon red pepper flakes¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, thyme basil)Salt and freshly ground black pepperSliced scallions DirectionsGrits:Bring milk, salt, pepper and butter to a boil.Stir in grits, pepper flakes and pepper sauce over low heat.When consistency is ready, in about 45 to 50 minutes, add cheese and stir.Shrimp:Toss shrimp in Cajun seasoning and set aside.In a sauté pan, over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the sausage and render for 3 minutes.Add garlic and stir for 1 to 2 minutes.Add shrimp and butter, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.Stir in cayenne pepper, piquillo and pepper flakes. Add fresh herbs and let simmer for 3 minutes.Add salt and pepper, to taste.Plate grits in shallow bowls with shrimp mixture over the top. Garnish with scallions to serve. To see Jason Hernandez cook this recipe and win the Food Network competition, click here.