Random Questions Thread........

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    I'll make it with 3 or 4 cheeses and a nice crispy bread crumb topping.
    Sometimes I'll add other stuff. Red pepper chunks, onions, ham, ground beef, or pepperoni.
     
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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Balota does not like Mac n cheese. :eek:
     

  3. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For the record, polenta = grits with a fancy name for the snobs. Get some stone ground grits from a real grist mill, preferably from an old variety of corn, like Jimmy Red corn (once a favorite of moonshiners). Fantastic stuff and far better than quick grits or (shudder) instant.
     
  4. microadventure

    microadventure Well-Known Member

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    Calling instant grits grits is like calling Del Taco Mexican food.
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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    I tried the instant version ONCE.... GAAAROSSSSS!!! :eek:
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Very true. I order online for some stone ground grits and they are more course ground than grocery store grits. Polenta is usually moist and somehow stuck together. You can slice it and fry it. But I prefer grits in a bowl.
    I have eaten instant grits. If you load it full of cheese, it’s edible. But not my first choice at all. Sometimes I’m too hungry to wait for real grits to cook.
     
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  7. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yep, cheesy grits are my favorite wether solo or topped with 2 over medium eggs in a big bowl...:D
     
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  8. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So I've never had grits, anything too grainy bothers me and it sounds grainy. Also I grew up in Utah.
     
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  9. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Heck Cinder, you should be used to EVERYTHING being grainy the way the wind blows that dust around Utah. :D
     
  10. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Maybe that's why I don't like grainy things. Also, wyoming was definitely worse with the wind.
     
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  11. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    What?
    Everyone likes mac&cheese.

    Maybe he ate a ton as a poor kid and it reminds him of being raised a poor kid.

    Like me and shepherds pie
     
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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    In grade school Balota got sick after eating Mac & cheese once when he was in elementary school. Whether it was the Mac & cheese or not that made him sick, he associates the two. When I crave mac & cheese, I make a casserole with Mac & cheese and mix in some seasoned hamburger meat and call it a ‘casserole’. He’ll eat that just fine. :D I love shepherd’s pie, too.
     
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  13. RKB

    RKB Well-Known Member

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    Grits are useful......say, if you are setting a fencepost and run out of Sakrete;)
     
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  14. F4U

    F4U Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Neither do I totally disgusting!!:(:(
     
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  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I substitute grits for snowballs in a snowball fight. One hit and I win. Then I eat the rest with cheese for breakfast.
    There are TWO of you?
     
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  16. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Was having breakfast in a restaurant in Beckley WV- Biscuits, eggs, ham and grits.
    Waitress brought me a bowl of hot water with grits laying in the bottom of the bowl. Seems the cook had never seen anything except instant grits- so he dumped a couple of spoons of REGULAR grits in a bowl, added hot water.

    Fail.
     
  17. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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  18. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hence the name "grits!"
    Years later a housewife accidentally "overcooked" grits one busy morning and found them to be delicious overcooked and served with butter. :)

    ellis
     
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