Like it would be possible for me to do anything Grit related without first including the all famous quote from the TV series, Alice. Flo said this a lot!
"Mel, Kiss mah Grits!" (just between you and me, I don't think she was referring to actual grits)
All right, it is out of my system. I can move on now. No, it isn't. But I'll try to keep it inside. Flo's voice is now stuck in my head.
I have never had nor made grits before. I am assuming grits is another word for cornmeal. But will google that (or Bing it). Surely Wikipedia wouldn't lie. Okay, so grits, cornmeal and polenta seem to be the same thing....just different grinds. (grits have a courser grind) It will be interesting to see if I can find Grits in the grocery store. (I think Grits might be more of an American thing) But I could see a company like Bob's Red Mill having such a product in the grocery stores here. (or the health food stores)
Okay, these grits almost didn't happen. But after going to three stores I finally found some grits. They only had one type, Hominy Grits, so I hope they will do for the recipe.
There is a whole lotta cheese in these grits. Sounds good, especially if it then needs to be baked. Kind of like a baked pasta I guess.
Hold the phone....the Baked boys say Grits is a breakfast thing. Back to the Google! Sorry, in my mind I had this image of eating these for dinner. And google says that's okay....grits can be eaten at any time of the day. All hail the Google.
Nothing can be bad with this much cheese!!
And the cheese has received Kitten Approval. (whew)
Well, I thought I was going to have a little helper in the kitchen, but it turns out FE9 news is on and my kittens love to be up to date on their news. If you need a good giggle or have cats that like to watch some good shows, try this link. http://fe9news.com/ These are some funny cats! I love the grilled cheese episode.
Sorry girls, I gotta get back to mah grits.
'The grits will be really thick', is a total understatement, Baked boys! Holy Hannah these grits are thick!
I'm getting a good workout stirring. Good thing I didn't go to the gym today....would have been too tired to stir mah grits. (yes, that is the story I'm sticking with) Good day to you.
The grits are looking better and better all the time. Cheese makes everything pretty.
And now out of the oven all bubbly and warm.
We decided to have the grits with dinner. I couldn't wait for breakfast.(but am totally thinking of having the leftover grits for breakfast now)
I thought the grits went great with our leftover Saag Gosht. I will definitely be making these again. I have come to understand the comfort food goodness that are grits.
This grit just got real. (and my hubbie thought I was being corny using the quote from Alice) What 'til he reads that line!
Honey, are those tears of joy....tears of joy for marrying me?
Remember your vows....you promised to Grit and Bear me....or something like that.