This month we are posting anything we want to share that you cook, prepare, fix or throw together at your crib. It can be anything. So knowing this, we want to share something that we absolutely love here at the Hotel Thompson. You here a lot of flack about one of the ingredients but to be a true southerner, you love it. And since some of the ingredients are shall we say pig related – this is Bacon’s mom taking over the posting today.
For those cool mornings or nights that you don’t feel like cooking much – we fix a big pot of southern cheese and sausage grits. Yep, you heard it – grits. Grits are a southern love. They are made from ground hominy. And in this picture, we went to our local Waffle House one night for dinner.
Grits are very cheap here. You can buy a 2 pound bag at most markets for around $3.00 – and trust me, they go a long ways (probably less than $0.50 a meal). Now here at the Hotel Thompson, we put about three cups of water in a pot and put it on the stove medium high. Season with salt and add one cup of grits. You are going to let the water boil and the grits cook for about 20-30 minutes. Make sure that you stir occasionally – grits will stick and expand.
While the grits are cooking, go ahead and fry up some sausages in a pan. I make sausage patties and cook them on a skillet beside my grits so I’m constantly watching. I buy a pack of 12 sausages and cook them for the entire week. One pack is $4.00 – we use about 6 patties with the grits.
When your grits are about done, add 1/2 stick of butter (around $0.30), more salt to taste and black pepper. Now add grated cheddar cheese (we buy blocks and rate our own (around $0.50) to your grits and stir everything together to melt the cheese. Your sausage should just about be done. Cut the sausage up into bite size pieces and add to your grits, stir everything together and there you go – a southern delight for sure!
And the bottom price with everything – around $3.50
06/29/2016 at 1:27 am
Sounds tasty, just lacks some sort of side dish with vegetables – like coleslaw.
06/29/2016 at 2:50 am
I never had grits… the mama will look in our store is we have it too or something what’s related with grits… there is a recipe for cheese grits, is that tasty too or not really the real mc coy?
06/29/2016 at 9:57 am
Oh brother, mom adds shredded cheddar cheese in our grits – it’s in this picture but just hard to see. The more cheese, the better the party she says. Cheese grits is delicious! XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 3:48 am
Sounds delicious, Bacon. I’m sure Grandpaw will lick his fingers of his hands 😀 We use grits as a porridge. You have to cook the grits and when they are ready you add butter milk on to it. I don’t know if it is a typical Dutch receipt, but Granny’s Grandmother ate it always…not my Granny, she yikes it…MOL 😀 Grits can be use in smoothies too, because they are very rich of protein and that’s more her kind of thing. We try to participate later. Have scheduled tomorrows event, but forgotten about this one 😦 Pawkisses for a happy meal..day 🙂 ❤
06/29/2016 at 9:58 am
No problems my friend – you post when you can ((hogs and snout kissess)). And grits are fabulous. Mom/dad love them all in various ways. You just can’t go wrong. XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 4:00 am
Oh yes – grits are BIG here too………….and Mom and Dad had shrimp and cheese grits for brunch at a restaurant on Sunday too. Maybe Mom will make them for me one day too?
06/29/2016 at 9:59 am
Oh cousin – that is one of mom’s favorite dishes… shrimp and grits. She absolutely loves them. XOXO – Bacon
P.S. Mom should at least give you a small taste for sure.
06/29/2016 at 8:39 am
Goodness me Bacon..well we had grits in the South when we visited..and i am still not sure about them hahahaah…..they are reminiscent of polenta but different..i must investigate further 🙂 ..pee ess Doc will get his shopping bloggie done tomorrow after his trip to the vet…i am sure he will be making something comfort foodish hahaahaahh loves Fozziemum xxx
06/29/2016 at 10:00 am
Snorts!! Grits are an acquired taste. Mom/dad were eating grits before we could walk it seems. Something about being in the south – snorts. And yes, we can’t wait to see how Doc does after his appointment. We wish him the best and much love! XOXO – Bacon
The Florida Furkids
06/29/2016 at 9:00 am
OMC that looks fabulous and EASY PEASY too!! Mom loves grits!!!
The Florida Furkids
06/29/2016 at 10:01 am
You are so right my friend. It’s mom’s ‘go to’ dish when she is tired and doesn’t want to fix anything elaborate. XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 11:29 am
I like grits with salt, pepper and butter but have never tried adding sausage…might have to give that a go sometime. Happy Wednesday to all of you from all of us. Hugs, nose and snout kisses
06/29/2016 at 11:40 am
aaww thanks my sweet friend – back atcha for a wonderful day. And daddy says he likes his grits – are you ready for this because I was shocked – with bacon?! He’s so crazy! XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 11:43 am
Oh, no!!! Not Bacon.
06/29/2016 at 1:12 pm
I know shocking huh? Mom explained to me I wasn’t that *kind* of bacon but still can you imagine dad doing something so terrible? Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 12:50 pm
Well kiss my grits! No post on grits would be complete this awesome scene…
06/29/2016 at 1:15 pm
I completely agree 100%! XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 1:16 pm
And might I add… one of our all time favorite movies here at the Hotel Thompson. XOXO – Bacon
06/29/2016 at 1:17 pm
It is one of the few post-80’s movies that I actually know… let alone absolutely LOVE!
06/29/2016 at 1:27 pm
One of the scenes my mom loves is the stomping of the biological clock. I don’t get it but she almost falls off the sofa laughing every.single.time. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
06/29/2016 at 9:33 pm
Sounds pretty good my friend.
Tails Around the Ranch
06/30/2016 at 5:15 pm
Not sure about the whole ‘kiss my grits’ thing, but you definitely caught our palate’s attention at butter and cheddar! 😉
06/30/2016 at 6:01 pm
They are so delicious!! XOXO – Bacon
06/30/2016 at 8:00 pm
I just know I would love grits. Yum.
07/01/2016 at 2:41 am
I know you would Auntie Sharon. Especially how my mom makes them. ❤️ XOXO – Bacon