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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Do you remember Flo from Mel's Diner?

Whenever someone did something she didn't like she would yell "kiss my grits"

When my oldest daughter was three, we took her to Disney World. While there, we decided to go to a rather fancy restaurant for dinner. She decided that she wanted a cheeseburger and no matter how much we told her they didn't have cheeseburgers and offered her alternatives she wasn't buying it. 

Finally with typical three year old frustration she threw up her hands, and as she went over backwards in her chair, shouted

Kiss My Grits

Oh boy!!! There was lots of giggling in the restaurant, but as for me, I decided that maybe there was a bit too much T.V. watching going on. (okay, I was giggling behind my menu)

Peanut butter and jelly, anyone?????

You don't have to be from the south to love grits, but if you are from the south, I bet you have a favorite grits recipe. 

Mine is Cheese Grits Casserole. 


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Gradually whisk in milk, butter and eggs. Stir in cheese, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Source for photo and recipe: Taste of Home

I think I just heard the sound of rain outside. It can't! It wouldn't!




  1. That does look good. I have heard of grits but to be honest I had to google what they were. They are not found in these parts :)
    I am sure everyone in that restaurant will remember that meal - not for the food but for the entertainment. Lol

  2. Grits make me think of cream of that is how I eat them, with sugar and a bit of milk. The recipe your fixed...sounds really good. That story of your daughter, so funny. Kids do pick things up from the old tube, don't they.xoxo,Susie

  3. lol. Cute kid anecdote. :-) And as for grits, I hadn't tasted grits until I was in my mid 20s. They're not on any menu here in NW Wisconsin. lol And actually, that was the one and only time I ever ate grits - or ever saw them anywhere. They were made by a friend who spent her winters in Florida. Figures, right?

  4. I'm a grits gal and yes, I moved some over to Germany because I couldn't survive without grits. I love, love me some shrimp and grits....yummy!

  5. That is such a funny story!!! I remember Flo. :) And I love grits!!! Grits, salt and butter or just add some scrambled eggs and I'm good to go. :)

  6. Funny story! I love grits and yes I do love cheese grits also.

  7. Cute story! I remember Flo. And I have been known to utter those words myself from time to time. I don't eat them, tho. Grits, that is. :)

  8. How funny! I'm Southern through and through....but I've never eaten grits! lol What am I missing? Hugs!

  9. Cute story and great recipe. Hope it isn't raining again for your sake.


  10. Love this! Yes.. I do remember this .. and yes I eat grits! My dad grew up in New Orleans and grits was one of his favorites. He used to say "would you like a little sha-ga (sugar:) on your grits?" and always butter! I always make grits casseroles around the holidays. I'll flag the recipe!

  11. Love that story!!! I love, love grits. They are like motherlove in a bowl to me. thanks for the recipe!

  12. Too funny!! And yes, I remember Alice -- and Flo from Mel's Diner.

  13. you can't beat a good shrimp + grits, but it's the cheese grits that are a staple in our home. love me some southern grits!

  14. Sweet and funny story! The cheese grits look DELISH! Blessings~~~Roxie

  15. What a fun story! I love plain old grits with butter and salt and pepper...yum! xo Diana

  16. Funny story. I used to love that show!

  17. I am a native southerner and LOVE grits! But......would you believe I just eat the instant kind? I know. Shameful. I would like to try your recipe though. It sounds yummy. I remember Flo well. Loved that show when it used to come on tv.

  18. I am making these tomorrow for my husband - with grilled shrimp! YUM!! Thank you for the recipe! Julia


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