Monday, September 20, 2010

being southern [and PROUD]

" It's really pretty simple. Years ago, somewhere down here, some corn farmer lost all his teeth and with them the ability to eat corn. So he just dried the corn, ground it into bits, boiled it into a soft, gummable mash, sprinkled it with salt and pepper, stirred in two tablespoons of butter, and called that 'grits'. Now, truth is, there's nothing wrong with grits.  They won't hurt you.  And if you don't like them, that's fine with most
Southerners. Just means more for us. "  
                                                      - Wrapped in Rain ~ by Charles Martin.

            brought to you by this southern gal, who currently lives in a land far far away from her precious    
            grits and who's picture is being (BADLY) taken by a little southern boy who declares
            that while all this is taking place, his icecream is melting.


  1. sorry you are missing your grits. They really don't sound bad to me!
    & the little southern boy isn't doing such a bad job of taking his mumma's picture! Great one!

  2. You know, I have lived in the "south" (Florida is considered the south right? I would imagine since it is truly south of everything else)for 10 years and still not tried grits. I don't know why, just never have. When I first moved out here, before I went vegetarian, I had a proper southern dinner(with collard greens and chicken fried steak and fried chicken and all the fixins) but I didn't think to order the grits. I'm gonna have to try them. A friend of mine loves them a lot.

    Great pic of you.

  3. Hee! I've lived most of my life in the south. I still prefer "cornmeal mush" (which I've come to learn is essentially polenta) over grits. I suppose that's what happens when one's parents are yankees. (:

  4. I love grits! Just yesterday a friend of mine, who lives down South, was discussing the virtues of grits with me. He was saying how his granny would dice up a garden tomatoe and stir it into a hot bowl of grits. Delicious!

  5. so awesome to hear your positive comments and share some grits love ! i tried to eat them every day when i was last home....a few years back while pregnant with nesta and in australia i craved GRITS sooo bad. my mama sent them over and they were CONFISCATED by quarantine ! buggars ! i was devestated....[and angry!!]

  6. tulsileaf...i dont think florida is considered southern. AT ALL. does every resteurant serve sweet tea? do people say aint and yall? someone correct me if i am wrong...

  7. lol Angelina, you have given me the giggles. I love the photo of you, what a neat hat, did you make?

    Have a great day.

  8. i can't believe that you could convince your boy to even give up one hand on an icecream to take picture ! Well done.
    yet to taste grits - it looks more appealing then its name - grit to an aussie is something you get between your toes when wearing thongs (flip flops - not bum floss) - ahhh the english language !

  9. Grits...the first thing I ordered in a "southern" style restaurant on my first night in NYC. Along with blackened catfish. Its about the only thing I cant find in australia...generally we are pretty diverse with foods...