Okay two more and then I promise no more grits. It's just that if you're interested in grits, these are neat recipes, and the second one is REALLY unusual for a grit preparation and I wanted to share it. It SOUNDS very very good. I may have to try it the morning after Thanksgiving.
Garlic Cheese Grits
1 cup regular (not quick-cooking) grits
4 cups water (But use half milk, remember?)
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
6 oz. rolled garlic cheese (I can't find this anymore, so I'd suggest 6 oz. Velveeta and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. If you are feeling adventurous... and rich... you could use garlic and herb Boursin cheese. YUM.)
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Cook grits in salted water (water-milk combo). When cooked, add butter, cheeses and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until butter and cheese have melted. Place in a greased casserole and sprinkle with Paprika. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Orange Zested Grits
3 cups water (I'm not sure about adding milk to this one because of the citrus juice. Mebbe curdle it? Not so yummy.)
1 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup orange juice
4 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Bring water and salt to a boil; add grits. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add butter, orange zest, orange juice, and eggs. Mix well. Pour mixture into greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serves 8.
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Heavens I am up to my neck in holiday projects. Those Buttons are making me one Very Happy Little Elf indeed!