Who doesn’t love grits?! Just writing this post makes me want some, with butter, salt and a sprinkle of cheese. According to Miss Janice, there is a proper etiquette with grits. I never knew this, but I’m thinking it’s because these rules have been ingrained in my head since I was little. I guess a Southern girl just knows.
“Given enough of it, the inhabitants of planet Earth would have nothing to fight about. A man full of [grits] is a man of peace.” [The Charleston News and Courier, 1952]
-Grits should always be served on a plate…along with your eggs and bacon and eaten with a fork; unless they are served alone, then you may use a bowl. Of course, they may also be served in a martini glass for a posh presentation!
-Grits are always eaten with a fork, because they should be thick enough not to run through the tines. This is especially true for my daughter, who is learning to eat with utensils. Grits are her favorite, but they can be a little frustrating to eat, if the grits are too runny.
-Never put syrup on your grits–this irritates us Southerners to no end!
-Don’t even think about putting sugar on your grits!!!
-Ketchup on your grits?…no ma’am, that’s very Waffle House!
-Don’t you dare eat instant grits…don’t you dare!
-Don’t call grits “cream of wheat”–again, very irritating to Southerners!
And the best part? Miss Janice is giving away some grits-inspired goodies, to a lucky winner. Two books, a GRITS (Girls Raised in the South) apron, and some Dixie Grits.