I think Grits must be one of the most under appreciated foods there is. Until recently even I lacked appreciation for them. Thinking of them only as a breakfast food you serve with cheese and butter and they didn't have any other purpose. But they are so much more. I only recently fell in love with grits. I remember it well...
Michael was talking about loving shrimp, and well I love shrimp too. I don't have them nearly often enough because of financial reason and how many mouths we feed, but they are a favorite of mine, so when Bilo had them on sale Buy One Get one, I jumped on them. Not sure what I would do with them, but pinterest is never short of ideas so I knew I'd figure something out.
So that's when I found a recipe for shrimp and cheese grits. The grits were plain, just cheesy grits... Which are awesome. No complaints about a good ol' bowl of cheesy grits... But then... Inspiration happened.. I had some spinach, Spinach is one of those things you can add to anything to add a pop of color, because as I mentioned it has to be kinda pretty for my picky eaters to even get near it. So Cheesy spinach grits with shrimp and bacon became a thing..
Basic grits recipe with cream cheese
2½ cups milk
1¼ cups stone ground grits
salt to taste
1/2 block cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons butter