On my recent cruise I re-discovered a delicious morning breakfast. Grits! Yep, this northern, yankee and hispanic boy loves his grits. Maybe because of the fact that it is a corn based product that would be indigenous to my ancestry. Let’s face it….Mexicans love their corn. They don’t care how it’s cooked. Boiled, baked, flambéed, fried, poached…..corn is good. What is not good is the way this high carb will increase the blood sugar. perhaps this is why diabetes is so prevalent in hispanics and blacks. It is a cheap eat and very accessible. So many products are made with corn and corn by-porducts.
But let me get back to the true deliciousness of grits. They are white and creamy and you can dress them up any way you like. I like to put butter, brown sugar and raisins in my mine. I did notice that the cooks on the boat labeled this hot bowl of yummy as “GRITZ”! Whatever and however you spell it, it’s damn good!
Growing up , my mom made oatmeal which it is still a favorite. Eating oatmeal made with milk and eaten with a slice of toasted and buttered bread was indeed the cat’s meow. It wasn’t until later in life that I began my egg eating journey. But that’s another story for another day.
Other breakfast meals I love were Farina and Cream of Wheat. I can’t recall if they are one of the same thing! I didn’t mention that was my early breakfast. My mid-day breakfast was a mini-baguette with cream cheese and chives along with a few strips of smoked salmon. You know….some people just know how to live!