Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday .... "Grits!"

 We have a Winner!!!   Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said... Grits? "Gross!"
( lol....She says....
I don't grow it!
I don't prepare it!
Tastes nasty!
I've tried it, but don't like it!
I don't eat it!!!)

TODAY IS "WORLD GRITS DAY"...  a small town in South Carolina called "St. George" started and hosts the World's largest Grits Festival every year on April 14th. Just in case anyone is interested in a little history lesson.... check out the WORLD'S GRITS FESTIVAL

 What is it?........................
Grits! (White Corn Meal)

Where does it grow?.........
Grits is a food of native to America in origin that is commonly grown in the Southern States. It mainly consists of coarsely ground corn.

How do you prepare it?...
Grits can be served hot or cold and as a base for a multitude of dishes from breakfast to dessert, depending on the additives. Additives can include salt and butter, meats (especially shrimp on the east or Gulf Coast), cheese. It is also common for people to have sugar on their grits. Grits can also be fried like polenta.

What does it taste like?.....  
A lot like cream of wheat or really soft corn bread

Have you ever tried it?......
Yes... We use to eat it often during the winter as hot cereal. But since we have moved to the South we eat it a lot prepared many different ways.

What recipe would you suggest using this mystery Ingredient?.....
Cooking it like oatmeal or cream of wheat and serving with milk (cream), sugar, cinnamon and dried cranberries.


  1. Grits?

    I don't grow it!
    I don't prepare it!
    Tastes nasty!
    I've tried it, but don't like it!
    I don't eat it!!!

    LOL! Love ya, Anavon!!!

  2. This is great....! Your the winner!!!!!!

  3. Woo Hoo! I was right! But I still think they are gross!!! ;)

  4. Jeanett, you just haven't had them prepared properly! :D

    My favorites: "Plain" = salt, pepper, butter
    And then there is cheesy grits, garlic grits, cheesy garlic grits, and to any of those, add bacon. Of course, you can add bacon to everything, kind of like butter. Or/and add fried fish or fried shrimp.

    Oh, in my household, neither grits nor rice are supposed to be sweetened.