Monday, July 1, 2013


Many moons ago I had the pleasure of attending one of my brother’s college parents’ weekends with my mother.  We had a lovely time the whole weekend but what really stands out to me is the dinner my mother treated my brother, some of his swim-team friends and myself to.  It was a charming restaurant called Kudzu, like the Spanish moss.  And most importantly it was the first time I learned all about cheesy grits.

Sure I had heard of grits before but I thought of them as a breakfast item.  Never had it crossed my Jersey mind that you could have them for dinner, let alone add extra sharp cheddar cheese to them. But after that dinner I was a convert. 

Whenever I see them on a menu, I order them.  I even bought Natalie Dupree’s “Shrimp and Grits” cookbook while on vacation in Charleston.  Almost every Sunday after CCD and church I made cheesy grits for the whole family.  And this past weekend, I served grilled chicken and zucchini on top of some extra sharp cheddar cheese grits. (Hubby's note- This was a fantastic dinner. We normally do cheesy grits with eggs but the chicken and sauteed zucchini was outstanding.)  

I, a Jersey girl, am a true believer in the yummy powers of cheesy grits!


  1. Ahhh...Grits are my absolute favorite, especially with lots of cheese. I can never get them up here in Yankee land. I will need to buy that cookbook.

    Take care! xoxo

  2. I LOVE grits.. anytime of the day, any way you prepare them. My favorite is shrimp and grits. I'm glad you tried the dish and found a new favorite!

  3. I grew up in Conn. but I love grits!!! Kind of reminds me of Cream of Wheat. Love it!

  4. Yum! What type of grits do you buy? Just basic grits at harris teeter? Is there any trick to making them? I love them but am emberassed I've never cooked them. They look so pretty w/zuch on top!!!


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