Friday, September 21, 2012

Southern Influence!

New England is embracing the GRIT!

One of the biggest changes in moving to New England, besides the OBVIOUS weather, was the grocery store!!

I cannot buy field peas (my favorite) in the frozen OR fresh section of the grocery.  If I search hard I can sometimes find butter beans.  We have plenty of the big meaty Lima's ... ick. 
Then the grits.  I can only find them in select places and then all I can buy is Quaker Oats Quick Grits.  They are fine in a pinch.  A REALLY big pinch! 

This has led me to a life of smuggling.  For the past 8 years I stock up when I am in the South.  I have even had them shipped.  I know, it is an obsession!  Nothing like good ol' Stone Ground Grits!  Now I know I can head into Boston and get my Grits with Lobster.  I am loving this ... Hallelujah Chorus is Singing!!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and hope to see you back next week as I share several projects that are perking along!




  1. My husband like grits, too. He likes the Quaker instant ones. I'm not a fan...I bet I would like the stone ground ones.

  2. We are backwards.. I'm from Long Island and never heard of grits and now here I am living in Georgia where grits are a life line!!! Go figure. ....just take me to a Panera Bread!

  3. I love shrimp and grits, but NEVER had lobster! That sounds fantastic! I hope you have a great weekend, Kim.
    xo Nancy

  4. My husband and I have a long standing disagreement about grits that we joke about. He is from PA and hates them. I am from Virginia and I love grits. I told him the other day I was going to open a restaurant called "Grits R Us" LOL! Luckily, there is a little throwback diner a few miles away that makes grits right.

  5. Grits can be soooo good when prepared're making me crave them now! LOL

  6. I can't imagine a world without grits. I'll be happy to send you a care package, if need be.

  7. Being a New Englander I have to ask are grits the same as Cream of Wheat?

    1. Hi Naz! No, cream of wheat is different, mushier I think!! Grits are grainy ... and more like polenta! You need to try some! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. I have never had grits! I'm a California girl and I have never been to the south. One day I will have to try them. I do understand cravings though.


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