Showing posts with label Grits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grits. Show all posts

Monday, March 3, 2014

Homemade Curried Grits

I decided to make curried grits for a quick lunch. I had recently made curried chicken with curd gravy and had used a bunch of spices in the making of it. I decided to incorporate some of the spices I had used in the chicken curry dinner into a bowl of grits. Stellar plan.

Homemade Curried Grits:

1/4 Cup Grits
1 Cup Water
1/8 Tsp. Tumeric
1/8 Tsp. Chili Powder
1/8 Tsp. Garam Masala
1/8 Tsp. Ginger Paste
1/8 Tsp. Minced Garlic
Dash of Salt

1. Dump all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.
2. Microwave for four minutes.
3. Enjoy amazing grits:)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Artichoke: The Only Vegetable You Have To Cook Before You Cut

Have you ever cooked with a fresh artichoke? Until recently, I had not. I bought one to see what working with artichokes was like. Did I ever find out. Unfortunately, I ran out of time before dinner to google artichoke to find the perfect recipe for my artichoke, and to find the perfect cooking process for my artichoke. Well, in the past I have often winged supper with multiple other vegetables and products that were new to me, and turned out great results. But this time as I winged our supper, cooking with the artichoke proved to be a misadventure. I soon realized that it was necessary to boil the artichoke before I cut it. My bad. Even though our supper included a semi raw artichoke, our supper looked beautiful. Parts of the artichoke that did cook thoroughly tasted good. Other parts were inedible. Whoops.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dark Chocolate Grits

I had leftover chocolate sauce that I had made the other day. I was trying to think of what I could do with it. Chocolate grits! Why not? The recipe was delicious. Powerful but good. I'm saving half for tomorrow.


Leftover Shari's Dark Super Secret Citrus Chocolate Sauce
1 cup Water
2 small handfuls of Grits

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rosemary Thyme Grits

Rosemary and thyme are great healthy alternatives to butter for flavoring grits. Just heat 1/4 cup of grits, 1 cup of water, and a dash of salt in a bowl in the microwave for four minutes. When the grits are finished cooking simply add a dash of rosemary and a dash of thyme and voila!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Quaker Quick Grits Lid Review

I'd like to know who designed the Quaker Quick Grits lid and why they designed it the way they did. A few days before Christmas I was up early with my newborn baby and decided to make some quick grits for a snack. No sooner had I grabbed the grits from the cabinet and began opening them than it began snowing quick grits all over my kitchen floor. It was kind of pretty to see it snowing because now that I'm living in the sunny south I don't see snow very often. However what was supposed to be a quick snack for a new mother turned into a kitchen deep cleaning morning. I ended up awakening my dear grad student husband to come help me and our poor baby. I held the baby while my husband pulled out our kitchen stove and cleaned out the drifts of quick grits snow that had accumulated behind it. My husband then mopped behind the range while he had it pulled out. Quite the morning. I guess I just wonder why the Quaker grits container doesn't have the same kind of lid that the Millville Oats container has. When we take the lid off the grits container a sudden jerk causes the lid and base to split apart. The lid ought to come off gradually instead of with a sudden jerk.