So first of all, I am a mom, and not a rich mom, you know like one of those "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" moms. You know what I am talking about. One of those moms who has a nanny, and a chef. One of those mommies who spends her day at the gym with her personal trainer, then goes to get a facial and massage, and wraps the day up with a nice blow out of her gorgeous, extension laden hair at her fave salon; One of those women you don't even know but sometimes...ok, more often than not fantasize about being. SIGH......No. I am a "Real" mom though. I am running low on funds. I am running low on relaxation, and I am running "Really" low on patience. I am the nanny, and the short order chef. I get most all of my exercise by chasing the little rugrats. I do make a point to let the steam from a pot of water that is boiling seep into my pores as I look down into it. That is as close as I get to a facial. (Gotta get the little luxuries where you can in this business.) I haven't had a massage for so long that I can barely remember it, but my four year old runs his monster truck over my back if I lay face down on the floor..it's no hot stone massage but it will do. My hair...let's not go there. My point: I am busy. I need for as many things to be easy as they can. That is why I love this recipe. It is ridiculously easy. I love grits, as any self respecting southern girl should, but more importantly my kiddos love grits. Pair grits with cheese and they are all in.
I cook 3/4 of a cup of these tasty little things in 3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of butter, and a chicken bouillon cube dissolved into it. Cooking grits used to be a somewhat slow process. Now they make "Quick Cooking Grits" that tastes just as good as the old fashioned ones but take less time to cook. I bring the butter and water and bouillon cube to a boil, stir in the grits and turn the heat to low. Then I cover them up for about fifteen minutes. After they are cooked I let them sit on the stove for 3 hours. Yes 3 hours. When I come back they have molded to the pan, so I take a butter knife and run it around the sides of the pan and turn the pan over onto a plate. Then I have a grit mold. I use my heart cookie cutter (you can use any cookie cutter that floats your boat) and punch out a couple of hearts, then regroup the leftover grits into a mold with my hands and cut out more.You can put them in a Tupperware container and place them in the fridge for single servings to serve for breakfast throughout the week. Or freeze them. Reheat them in the microwave for two minutes, top them with your kids favorite cheese and Voila...Easy, Cheesy, Love Grits. I give this to my children at least three times a week. They love it. It's easy and Delicious. Try it.
Easy, Cheesy, Love Grits
3/4 of a cup of Quick Cooking grits
3 cups of water
2 tbsp of butter
1 chicken bouillon cube
Generous dash of salt
Casserole blend shredded cheese (or whatever cheese you prefer.)