This recipe from Joanna Gaines 'Magnolia Table Cookbook' just might have been the hardest for me to make.
I know that there are people out there that LOVE grits, I am just sorry to say that is not me, or my family. This was the only recipe that I was going to omit. I didn't even want to make them because I knew that no one would eat them. But a friend told me that I HAD to give them a try, especially if I wanted to say that I had truly cooked EVERY recipe in the book.
So, I gave them a go, and I made my family all try them. And...I got yucky faces all around! Pretty much as expected. I just don't think that you could ever get enough cheese in them to make it an enjoyable experience past a single bite. I will note, as I have said before, I don't like to use many processed items in my kitchen so I replaced the called for Velveeta with cream cheese. It is the perfect substitute if you feel the same way. Note that you will need to add a little more seasoning to get the flavor rounded out.
Grits may very well be your thing, and if they are, more power to ya! I don't really have a good reason for not liking them, but like I said I just think that they are something that you have to be raised on. We have a family friend that will eat them plain with just a pat of butter. Blagh, I could never. Whether you love em' or hate em' they are a southern staple that is here to stay.
Let me know what you thought of them and leave me a comment below.
Until next time, happy cooking!
If you watched Joanna makes this recipe on Season 2, Episode 1 of her new cooking show Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines you can get the recipes by CLICKING HERE, she shared them so you can make them at home!