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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2013, 09:55:53 AM »
When I come down that way, I promise, I will try some grits, but it has to have bacon on the plate with it, or it's a no-go

Bacon, eggs, grits, toast, OJ, whole milk and coffee.....with plenty of butter, salt, pepper, jelly on the side is my favorite breakfast.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2013, 11:28:25 AM »
Bacon, eggs, grits, toast, OJ, whole milk and coffee.....with plenty of butter, salt, pepper, jelly on the side is my favorite breakfast.
Unfortunately, for you, there are five things on your list, I will not eat!!
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2013, 11:42:22 AM »
Bacon, eggs, grits, toast, OJ, whole milk and coffee.....with plenty of butter, salt, pepper, jelly on the side is my favorite breakfast.

The only thing missing is the tabasco!
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2013, 03:45:22 PM »
Unfortunately, for you, there are five things on your list, I will not eat!!

Well, when I was younger I did have warm Fat Che's Little Brothert Blue Ribbon beer and cold apple pie for breakfast one morning.....how's that suit you?
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2013, 04:16:45 PM »
I've been to hell. They weren't serving grits there, either.  :fuelfire:

Correct.  Grits are reserved for God's chosen
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2013, 04:19:26 PM »
Well, when I was younger I did have warm Fat Che's Little Brothert Blue Ribbon beer and cold apple pie for breakfast one morning.....how's that suit you?

HEHE well there is that....sounds like we kinda had the same idea of what breakfast "should" be when we were younger. There was a time in my youth were mr. Beam came to all three meals...or was the meal...just saying.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2013, 04:19:56 PM »
Well, when I was younger I did have warm Fat Che's Little Brothert Blue Ribbon beer and cold apple pie for breakfast one morning.....how's that suit you?

Frank, did you do that?.....I wouldn't drink with Fat Che's Little Brothert.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2013, 04:49:33 PM »
Correct.  Grits are reserved for God's chosen

Even those in hell? I've got news for you -- lots of God's chosen are burning merrily away.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2013, 10:02:49 PM »
 
Correct.  Grits are reserved for God's chosen

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #84 on: September 17, 2013, 09:50:44 AM »
Well, when I was younger I did have warm Fat Che's Little Brothert Blue Ribbon beer and cold apple pie for breakfast one morning.....how's that suit you?

The pie is fine. A little early for beer, but whatevs..
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #85 on: September 17, 2013, 10:09:44 AM »
Well, when I was younger I did have warm Fat Che's Little Brothert Blue Ribbon beer and cold apple pie for breakfast one morning.....how's that suit you?

Not sure what that is but the beer and pie for breakfast is what I was referring to.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2013, 04:30:22 AM »
Not sure what that is but the beer and pie for breakfast is what I was referring to.

franksolich renamed the DUmmy **** *******, who is now and forever known as Fat Che's Little Brother.

So... Fat Che's Little Brothert became Fat Che's Little Brothert.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2013, 09:04:31 PM »
All y'all grits haters can just go straight to Hell!!  :tongue:

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2013, 08:29:10 PM »
The grits you get in big bags or cans are not microwave food.

You'll find two kind of grits in a big bag. "Old-fashioned grits", which are ground, dried hominy (which is different from plain cornmeal), take about 20 minutes to cook. "Quick grits" are partially cooked, dried, then ground more finely, take about 5 minutes. I'm partial to old-fashioned grits.

I make grits different ways:

1. Plain with salt. Add butter and pepper when you eat them. Seved with eggs, and bacon, sausage, ham, or steak.
2. Plain with salt, Served with sausage gravy.
3. Cheese, butter, and garlic.
4. Cooked with beef broth, chopped up beef, mushrooms, and diced onions (sofkey- it's Indian food). I've also made sofkey with leftover smoked brisket. Mmmmm.

Curious -- when you serve this with sausage gravy, is it on the side or ladled on top?  The husband just bought a big bag of stoneground grits that I need to use as it has to be refrigerated.  I'm not a fan, but I AM a fan of sausage gravy.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #89 on: December 06, 2013, 09:32:39 PM »
Curious -- when you serve this with sausage gravy, is it on the side or ladled on top?  The husband just bought a big bag of stoneground grits that I need to use as it has to be refrigerated.  I'm not a fan, but I AM a fan of sausage gravy.


I serve the gravy in its own bowl, then ladle it onto grits.

Cheesy grits may change your mind about the humble hominy. I like to use extra sharp cheddar cheese.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2013, 09:39:03 PM »
Thank you.  I'm going to look up a recipe for cheesy grits right now.  I think that might be interesting to try for Sunday.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #91 on: December 06, 2013, 09:42:50 PM »
Thank you.  I'm going to look up a recipe for cheesy grits right now.  I think that might be interesting to try for Sunday.

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Easy recipe for cheesy grits: To a regular 4 serving recipe, add 1 cup of shredded cheese and 1/2 tsp garlic powder when you have 3 minutes of cook time left. Stir constantly to avoid scorching. Serve with butter and pepper.

If you make 8 servings, double the cheese and garlic powder.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #92 on: December 06, 2013, 10:02:24 PM »
I ask if they are groceries.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2013, 07:19:32 AM »
I have only heard one accurate description regarding the flavor of grits..."They taste as good as whatever it is you mix in them".

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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2013, 07:24:44 AM »
I have only heard one accurate description regarding the flavor of grits..."They taste as good as whatever it is you mix in them".

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I would argue that wallpaper paste must taste like, well, wallpaper paste. Maybe if I put cheese, or bacon, or eggs, or salt or pepper in wallpaper paste it would taste like those items?
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #95 on: December 11, 2013, 08:14:27 AM »
Ok so it's early in the morning.  Just woke up and got my cup of coffee.

I always click "Show new replies to your posts" first thing when I open up the site and then proceed to "Show unread posts since last week."

I thought I saw Girls.  What can you do with them?  All Things Edible (and how to prepare them)

I thought to myself this should be interesting and how did I miss this topic in the past?

Anyway, I grew up eating grits with just butter and sugar.  It wasn't until a few years ago I was introduced to the cheese and bacon which is wonderful.
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2013, 09:47:39 AM »
Okay -- I'm going to have to weigh in with the grits - nay group now.  The sausage gravy was good, however and I found that the more gravy I added, the better it tasted.   :naughty:
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #97 on: December 11, 2013, 10:14:39 AM »
Every time I see this thread, I think back to my childhood and momma's fine breakfast feasts. Hot grits from local grown and water ground yellow corn, sausages(ham or bacon) made from the hogs we grew, scrambled eggs from the chickens on the yard, milk and home made butter from the milk cows in the pasture, big old hot bisquits made with Southern Mills flour home made butter milk and full of home made lard baked just right.

....then I'd fill the hot grits with salt, pepper and butter.....stir until well mixed, then chop up the eggs and sausages(ham or bacon) and mix it all together. A spoonful of mix, a bite of bisquit and wash it  all down with a cold glass of fresh non homogenized, non pasteurized milk. Then topped off with several bisquits filled with home made butter and home made jelly, jam, perserves.

Couldn't gain an ounce back then but I gained three pounds just now just thinking about it.
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« Reply #98 on: December 11, 2013, 10:24:20 AM »
I, too,  have some favorite foods that are associated with my childhood.  Cream of Wheat (winter mornings), Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup (my great-grandmother would make this for me when I was sick), vienna sausages (associated with fishing with my great-grandmother who loved these for some reason), canned sausage gravy over unevenly cooked diced potatoes and onions and canned beans...(really...my dad called this "river food" and made it on camp outs.  For some reason it was delightful outside.)   :-*
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Re: Grits. What can you do with them?
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
We just used to eat grits because we were poor and couldn't afford anything else.  Haha

We would only get bacon once a week.
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