Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

How did my foodie pen pal know how much I love grits?
This month my foodie pen pal was Sarah from ProjectOnPurpose.com.  She sent me a 2# bag of White Grits.  I am still amazed at this. When I was little, I think it was 1967, I went to Florida with my parents and my Aunt Marie and Uncle Charlie. What a great trip. We drove and I think it took us at least 2 days to get there. I was little so time was not that important. On the way to Florida we stopped for breakfast in either Georgia or South Carolina and there was this stuff on the plate with my eggs. I asked my Dad, you remember the Ice Cream Bean story, what this white stuff was. He told me they were Grits. Well, no way was I going to eat that. I was not an adventurous eater at that age. He said to just try a taste. It was true love at first bite. I loved the texture. The flavor, I think they were dripping in butter! Ever since then if I am eating breakfast out, I look for grits on the menu. At home, I have instant grits, I know, sorry Sarah but they are so easy to prepare. But I followed the recipe on the bag and dang they are good!
I wanted to make something special with them, something Chris would eat. I found a recipe on Food52 for Grits and Goat Cheese Cakes. Perfect for Sunday breakfast. Click here for the recipe.

Thank you Sarah bringing back memories of that great trip with Mom and Dad and Aunt Marie and Uncle Charlie.

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