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The Ten Commandments of Grits – Share your recipes in the comments!

How do you like your grits served?

Grits with Butter

  1. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits
  2. Thou shalt not eat thy Grits with a spoon
  3. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits for this is blasphemy
  4. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors Grits
  5. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits
  6. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits
  7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits
  8. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits
  9. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits
  10. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either

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Jack Skipper sent me this email and I thought it should be added to the Grits Commandments

I just got the opportunity to read “The Commandments of Grits” and I certainly believe in them but as we all know Commandments are easily broken.  For example, when eggs were available they were used as a topping and thoroughly mixed with the grits.  The grits greatly improved the taste of eggs.  Fried eggs were favored over scrambled.
Our leftover breakfast grits were put in the icebox in summer or on a windowsill in winter.  There they would congeal (solidify).  Mother would then cut them into squares or slices, pour on milk, warm in winter, cold in summer, then a large spoon worked better than a fork.  So again, as we all know, when you break one commandment it’s a lot easier to break another.  Grits in this form called for a sweetener so a little molasses or brown sugar was used.  
To establish my Grits bona fide, I was born in Evergreen Al., 1934 and as I remember the depression lasted a little longer in South Alabama.  I have often said I was weaned on Grits. 

I now live in Miami, Fl., married to a Chicagoan who ate cream of wheat during her younger years but now enjoys grits almost as much as I.

Remember to start with good old-fashioned grits like these: Quaker Old Fashioned Smooth & Creamy Grits, 24 Ounce

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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