Had a crazy weekend; TG I started dinner Saturday morning! This recipe for cheese grits was wonderful, and stupid-simple. Great combo for a weekend. Wanted to share it with anyone else who's short on time these days; enjoy! Dinner was great: pot roast with potatoes, carrots, & mushrooms in the 6-quart crockpot; cheese grits in the 2.5-quart crockpot; and CL's Carrot-Pineapple Slaw chillin' in the fridge.
BTW, I think I got the grits recipe off the Internet (source below) w/o any input from the CLBB (which I usually note in MasterCook); if I'm wrong, please let me know. As usual, I've added my prep notes.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Southern Cheese Grits (Slow Cooker)
Recipe By :Surprisingly flavorful (with cheese and butter) for such an easy recipe.
Serving Size : 8
Categories : Bread (Misc) or Starch Entertaining
Family Meal (Simple)
Side Dish Slow Cooker
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 cups water
1 cup grits (standard, NOT quick grits!)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup cheddar cheese (I use finely shredded
extra-sharp 2%-milk Cheddar, Kraft brand)
1 tablespoon butter
Combine ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours (may not
need all this time).
Before serving, add butter and cheese.
Don't be alarmed if there's a lot of water (mostly condensation) on top of
the grits after they're cooked. After a few moments of stirring, the water
mixes right in. Also, you might get a slight thin crust along the edges
and bottom of the crockpot (not burned, just crusty). This is no big deal.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 97 Calories; 2g Fat (20.3% calories
from fat); 3g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 5mg
Cholesterol; 239mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2
Serving Ideas : Reheated grits get lumpy. To reheat, you'll need to whisk in a little more liquid--so the stovetop will be better and easier than the microwave for reheating.
Original recipe says that 1 cup grits = 4 servings. These are huge servings! So I changed MasterCook to say 8 servings, which seems more reasonable.
NOTES : For the 1-cup-grits recipe, I use my 2.5-quart
crockpot. It could hold more (maybe 1.5x), as the
total volume doesn't expand during the cooking process.