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(Date Posted:10/22/2011 4:56 PM)
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What Are Grits?

Some folks believe grits are grown on bushes and are harvested by
midgets by shaking the bushes after spreading sheets around them. Many
people think grits are made from ground up bits of white corn. These
are lies spread by Communists and terrorists. Nothing as good as a
Grits can be made from corn.

Research suggests that the mysterious Manna that God rained down upon
the Israelites during their time in the Sinai Desert was most likely
Grits. Critics disagree, stating that there is no record of biscuits,
butter, salt, and red eye gravy raining down from the sky and that God
would not punish his people by forcing them to eat Grits without these
key ingredients.

How Grits are Formed:
Grits are formed deep underground under intense heat and pressure. It
takes over 1000 years to form a single Grit. Most of the world's grit
mines are in Georgia , and are guarded day and night by armed guards
and attack dogs. Harvesting the Grit is a dangerous occupation, and
many Grit miners lose their lives each year so that Grits can continue
to be served morning after morning for breakfast--not that having
Grits for lunch and dinner is out of the question.

Yankees have attempted to create a synthetic Grits. They call them
Cream of Wheat. As far as we can tell, the key ingredients of Cream of
Wheat are Elmer's Glue and shredded Styrofoam. These synthetic grits
have also been shown to cause nausea, and can leave you unable to have
children.

Historical Grits:
As mentioned earlier, the first known mention of the Grits was by the
Ancient Israelites in the Sinai Desert . After that, Grits were not
heard from for another 1000 years. Grits were used during this time
only during secret religious ceremonies, and were kept from the
public. The next mention of Grits was found amidst the ruins of the
ancient city of Pompeii in a woman's personal diary discovered in the
seat of an old sedan. The woman's name was Herculania Jemimana, who
was known as Aunt Jemima to her friends.

The Ten Commandments of Grits:
I. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits
II. Thou shalt not eat thy Grits with a spoon or knife
III. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits, for this is blasphemy
IV. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Grits
V. Thou shalt use only Salt, Butter, and red eye gravy as toppings for thy Grits
VI. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits
VII. Thou shalt not put ketchup on thy Grits
VIII.Thou shalt not put margarine on thy Grits.
IX. Thou shalt not eat toast with thy Grits, only biscuits made from scratch .
X. Thou shalt eat grits on the Sabbath for this is manna from heaven.

How to Cook Grits:
For one serving of Grits: Boil 1.5 cups of water with salt and a
little butter. Add 5 Tbsp of Grits. Reduce to a simmer and allow the
Grits to soak up all the water. When a pencil stuck into the grits
stands alone, they are done. That's all there is to cooking grits.

How to make red eye gravy: Fry salt cured country ham in cast-iron
pan. Remove the ham when done and add coffee to the gravy and simmer
for several minutes. Great on grits and biscuits.

How to Eat Grits:
Immediately after removing your grits from the stove top, add a
generous portion of butter or red eye gravy. Do NOT use low-fat
butter.
The butter should cause the Grits to turn a wondrous shade of yellow.
Hold a banana or a yellow rain slicker next to your Grits. If the
colors match, you have the correct amount of butter. In lieu of
butter, pour a generous helping of red eye gravy on your grits. Be
sure to pour enough to have some left for sopping up with your
biscuits. Use biscuits made from scratch. Never, ever substitute
canned or store-bought biscuits for the real thing because they can
cause cancer, tooth decay and impotence. Next, add salt. The correct
ratio of Grit to Salt is 10:1. Therefore for every 10 grits, you
should have 1 grain of salt. Now begin eating your grits. Always use a
fork, never a spoon to eat Grits. Your grits should be thick enough so
they do not run through the tines of the fork.

The correct beverage to serve with Grits is black coffee. DO NOT use
cream or, heaven forbid, Skim Milk. Your grits should rarely be eaten
in a bowl because Yankees will think it's Cream of Wheat.

Ways to Eat Leftover Grits:
Leftover grits are extremely rare and may only be a rumor. Spread them
in the bottom of a casserole dish, Cover and place them in the
refrigerator overnight. The Grits will congeal into a gelatinous mass.
Next morning, slice the Grits into squares and fry them in 1/2' of
cooking oil and butter until they turn a golden brown. Many people are
tempted to pour syrup onto Grits served this way. This is, of course,
unacceptable but delicious.

BLESSING BEFORE EATING GRITS

May the Lord bless these grits,
May Yankees never get the recipe,
May I eat grits each day while living,
And may I die while eating grits.

AMEN

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Re:Grits
(Date Posted:10/23/2011 10:09 PM)

Linda, 

Great post! Thanks for sharing it, with us.

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Re:Grits
(Date Posted:10/24/2011 2:02 PM)

.......now I'm very hungry. Thanks a lot LL. Jreb
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RE:Grits
(Date Posted:10/29/2011 3:51 PM)

G R I T S= GIRLS RAISED IN THE SOUTH

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Re:Grits
(Date Posted:10/30/2011 3:08 PM)

Wow!  After reading this I think I am going to have a big bowl of grits for supper!!!!
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