Friday, July 7, 2017

Well, Kiss my GRITS! Southern Cheese Grits!




Keeping Recipes at the top!  My message is now at the bottom.

Also - I'm sharing this recipe at Sweet Little Bluebird - Weekend Potluck.  Find me and some other amazing recipes HERE!

Here's how I make Southern Buttered Cheese Grits AT HOME MY WAY:


Southern Buttered Cheese Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup Quick Grits (I used Quaker brand)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or a tad more than that)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter/margarine
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of grated SHARP cheddar
Instructions:

Combine the milk, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Be careful!  Remember, that milk will scorch so stir often and don't cook on complete high.

Add grits and stir.  Stir occasionally until back to boiling.  Cover.  Time and cook for 5 minutes while covered, stirring often - lowering the temperature almost off so that they don't boil over or scorch.  

After cooking 5 minutes, covered, remove from the hot burner.  They should be creamy at this point.  Add the butter/margarine and grated SHARP cheddar cheese.  Stir and cover until cheese and butter are all melted and mixed in.

Let sit a few minutes.  I salted mine a little at the table but they are DIVINE!

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Hello y'all!

I visited my sisters in Destin a few weeks ago.  They live in paradise!  We are, by the way, Gina (me), Selena, and Sabrina!  How do you like that?  Truth, I tell ya!  (Our dad was, "Gene".)  It was a great trip and was one of the things, at 50 years old, that I decided I wasn't waiting for any longer!  The fact is that I had only met one of my sisters (Selena) twice, and the other sister (Sabrina), I had never met.  We have the same dad and different moms.  My mom moved my brother and I to mid Missouri from central Florida.  My sisters' mom moved them from central Florida to the Destin area.  By proximity, we were too many miles apart and didn't connect until.... FACEBOOK happened.




Yes - we all agreed their mom was the smarter mom in the whole moving situation LOL!  Destin is completely beautiful and we had a marvelous visit.  Quite more like paradise (to me) than mid Missouri, I might add.  I am in the middle in this picture.

While I was there, I was treated to a great lunch at Lulu's Restaurant.  The owner is Lucy Buffet and she is Jimmy Buffet's sister.  Lulu's is fun, bright, and everything a coastal restaurant should be.  The food is southern, delicious, and affordable!  

I was super impressed when all four of the kids at our table ordered cheese grits instead of french fries with their burgers.  Got to love some southern kids!  After my own heart, they are!




Last night I took my own turn at making cheese grits.  I knew that in order to get back to my southern self, I needed to master the cooking of the grits!  

I nailed it!  These are fantastic!  Now, my mom says that grits never have milk in them.  I agree..., BUT... even mac & cheese has milk, so I checked a few recipes online and all of the southern bloggers included milk in their cheese grits.  I decided to include some milk in my cheese grits.  I wanted creamy & cheesy!!!

I will be making these often.  They are buttered, creamy, cheesy, and just perfect!  They are an almost exact replica of the cheese grits I grew up eating.  We ate buttered grits for breakfast at home in central Florida, but at school?  We had cheese grits every single time we had that little fish square.  YUMMY in my TUMMY!  You wouldn't catch mid Missouri kids eating cheese grits with their fish sticks, but in central Florida, we wouldn't have it any other way!

Eat them with hamburgers, bacon, ham, fish, shrimp, seafood, breakfast, or just with toast.  Just make some and you will be happy and sassy as this southern girl with her sisters!





  Gina







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