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What Are You Eating? Or the Last Thing You Ate

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 9:12 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]While my mom is making challah bread and chopped liver to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, I'm having hummus, honey and sliced apples![/quote]

I made a lovely banana and honey cake for RH.

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Post by Leyland » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 11:45 am

Microwaved instant cheese flavored grits - I'm such a bad Southerner. They're really one of my favorite foods and each packet supplies daily 20% calcium and 45% iron to boot. I have happy hemoglobin!

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Ceese Grits and McCrumb

Post by chuck » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 1:56 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]Microwaved instant cheese flavored grits - I'm such a bad Southerner. They're really one of my favorite foods and each packet supplies daily 20% calcium and 45% iron to boot. I have happy hemoglobin![/quote]

Wow...Cheese grits sounds like good comfort food....I live in New Jersey....Do they have a brand name, I would really like to give them a go.....Midnight snack I had Cheddar Cheese/ lettuce with Pocket Bread/Ranch dressing....very tasty.....Can't get those cheese grits out of my head.......BTW have you ever read any of a North Carolinian Sharyn McCrumb's Appalachia novels?...

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Post by Leyland » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 2:06 pm

Chuck - look for Quaker Instant Grits http://www.quakergrits.com/ in your area. I either buy Quaker or the generic brand from Bi-Lo grocery store. I don't put as much water as recommended because I like them thicker and less watery. You'll want to experiment a bit perhaps.

And I have read a couple of Sharyn McCrumb's novels. Very good - and love the mystical elements. I keep meaning to read more, so thanks for the reminder! I love living at the foot of the southern Appalachians these last 3.5 years and will probably never go back to live in the SC Lowcountry now. Of course, the Lowcountry restaurants serve up some awesome shrimp and grits. And I really miss the oyster roasts.

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Post by chuck » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 1:48 pm

Thanks Leyland.....I will be searching for Quaker instant grits....looking forward to experiencing them.....Was " Last of the Mohicans" filmed around your area"?...I love the Colonial Period, especially the French and Indian War period, earlier the better...hung up on Roanoke and Jamestown.....Love to look at digs....Thanks again .....Listening to the Dead's "Dark Star"....Good Stuff......

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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 2:02 pm

Are Quaker Grits like Quaker Oats, or are they something completely different!? I love porridge and it's coming up to that time of year in the UK for me.
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Post by Leyland » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:03 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Are Quaker Grits like Quaker Oats, or are they something completely different!? [/quote]

Vanessa, corn grits are different from the more well known oat based porridge. From Wiki -Grits is an American Indian corn-based food common in the Southern United States, consisting of coarsely ground corn. It is traditionally served during breakfast.

I also love Quaker instant oatmeals with all the flavorings available. My favorites always include anything with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, walnuts or apple.

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Post by Leyland » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:07 pm

[quote=""chuck""]Thanks Leyland.....I will be searching for Quaker instant grits....looking forward to experiencing them.....Was " Last of the Mohicans" filmed around your area"?[/quote]

You're welcome, Chuck. Enjoy your grits! LOTM was filmed about 40 miles from my house in the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock NC area. Lots of exposed granite domes and hundreds of waterfall in my area make for a beautiful place to live.

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Post by LCW » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 3:11 pm

Eggbeaters w/ ff cheese, an english muffin, and coffee.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri October 3rd, 2008, 5:15 pm

[quote=""Leyland""]Vanessa, corn grits are different from the more well known oat based porridge. From Wiki -Grits is an American Indian corn-based food common in the Southern United States, consisting of coarsely ground corn. It is traditionally served during breakfast.

I also love Quaker instant oatmeals with all the flavorings available. My favorites always include anything with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, walnuts or apple.[/quote]

Thanks, Leyland. You learn something new every day! :) I'm sure I've seen a recipe in a book I've read for grits - probably Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg? I think we have something similar to your Quaker instant oatmeals. I usually just like my porridge with a little bit of sugar made with milk. In Scotland it is made with water - they think it's sacrilege to make it with milk so I'm told. LOL.
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