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Dumb Question for the Northerners
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KellyGa    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:39:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Mama and I got to talking the other day about grits, and how deadcarp said he was gonna have to try some one day. I asked her, well, don't they have grits at the grocery store? She says its a regional thing. Deadcarp, do you have real grits in a bag on a shelf next to the oatmeal and such at your grocery stores?

Just wondering, if not, I would send you a bag of grits for you to cook up for yourself one morning, really, deadcarp. :)

George G    Posted 11-23-2003 at 07:36:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya, we got grits up here in New York. We call it sand.

michigan native    Posted 11-22-2003 at 17:37:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in michigans upper pennisula. and all the grocery stores carry grits around here. thank god just love 'em w/melted cheese and eggs over easy. instead of sending grits tho send greens. the only ones here are sold in the can blahhhhhhhhhh! lol

Redneck    Posted 11-22-2003 at 16:18:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
All said is in vain,either you like them or you don't.Just don't put sugar on them!May as well put ketchup on BBQ or ice cream.

Swamphandy    Posted 11-22-2003 at 15:12:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in Northern Michigan. Supermarkets often have grits, but it's not a suprize if they don't. Last time I bought grits, they looked like they had been on the shelf 5 years. Ended up throwin them away due to bugs inside the can.

I love good grits, it's just a rare thing this far north. Oh well, that's the price I pay for 8 feet of snow and 14 below 0 cold.


Red Dave    Posted 11-22-2003 at 13:11:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know, never looked. Probably be in the same aisle as library paste, all the grits I ever tried had about that consistancy and taste.

What is it with Boiled Peanuts down south? Going through the Carolina's, every little store, gas station and roadstand has a sign out to sell boiled peanuts.

deadcarp    Posted 11-22-2003 at 11:57:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
i've heard rumors that a local store has then but never laid eyes on a box of grits around here. it's kinda like anything else new, you read the box, wonder what to do with them & set it back :)
i mean, should i wait til i have marinated hog jowls on hand or anything? see, my goal is to see them, get them and make such a stunning batch anybody would like them - right now we're experimenting with spaghetti squash (yum :)

Ludwig    Posted 11-22-2003 at 06:47:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah we got 'em, I take mine with maple syrup. Round box, just like oatmeal.

Grits also make excellent plant food....

~Lenore    Posted 11-23-2003 at 07:58:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like mine with salt, pepper and butter and a cup of hot coffee.

Instant grits are real good to spread on a fire ant hill too. Their hard exoskeleton can not expand so when it gets inside them it expands and kills the ant. Oh that's right you northeners dont have fire ants yet either!

bob    Posted 11-22-2003 at 05:58:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grits and hominy are two foods that if prepared good are excellant eating Alone not as good . My wife makes a salad with hominymixed veg& vinegar that is out of this world only trouble doesn,t fix often enough

Brian-2N    Posted 11-22-2003 at 05:35:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've had them, and like them. Anytime I was down south it seemed to come with your meal anyway, so I ate them.
There are on the store shelves here in New Hamsha, next to the oatmeal.

Les    Posted 11-22-2003 at 05:32:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, if Salmoneye says they have 'em in the store, he should know. He lives in that cosmopolitan Burlington, Vermont area where people will eat and do just about anything and call it normal.
Please don't send any up here. Nobody would know what to do with it. And I sure don't want any of it. I think I have made my opinion well known in the past. I'll just stick to eating real food.

jamo    Posted 11-22-2003 at 05:11:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can find them in the same isle as the ethnic foods, lol.

Doc    Posted 11-22-2003 at 04:54:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it's against the law to import Grits north of Kentucky. lol

Lazy Al    Posted 11-22-2003 at 04:07:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
We eat grits every once in a while . There's some up in the cupboard now . We get them in a round box like oatmeal or in a little bag like intant oatmeal . Usually have them with eggs ,bacon and toast . Live in NW lower Michigan . The stuff we get up here don't taste like the southern stuff though.

Sure...    Posted 11-22-2003 at 03:21:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have em here...

But only for when people from the South come here...



Randy    Posted 11-22-2003 at 02:15:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife just said that they do sell it here in CT.

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 11-22-2003 at 02:11:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grits and Jim Beam, rice and Pearl Beer or migas and fajitas. Things that make South East Texas Great. I think President Bush grew up on this stuff.

hay    Posted 11-22-2003 at 03:20:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
you hit the nail on the head, vic. might add also a big pot of mustard greens with salt pork for supper.

Bob/Ont    Posted 11-21-2003 at 20:45:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good thing you asked a dumb ??? Kelly. I am more Northern than a Northerner Eh. Trouble is I still don't know the answer. Maybe you Southerners should switch over from Grits to Oatmeal Poridge and Hagus. Then we could understand what we are talking about culerinarily Eh. How's that for a big word, quite a mouthfull, like Hagus Eh.
Later Bob

KellyGa    Posted 11-23-2003 at 07:28:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bob,

I didn't mean you were dumb! :) I just told Mama I thought they had them everywhere, and she said no, they didn't, so I thought it was a dumb question, considering I thought they were everywhere, and that y'all would tell me they were everywhere. :)

PA northerner    Posted 11-22-2003 at 04:58:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Attitude?? How come I get the feeling yer lookin down on me??? (grinnnnnnnn)

Bob/Ont    Posted 11-22-2003 at 18:08:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe it's because south is a bit further down the Map Eh. It's spelled Lattitude not Attitude.
Later Bob

Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-21-2003 at 20:26:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never saw grits in the stores around here in south east mo. I think it is a southern thing.

We have bisquits and gravy for breakfast though. All the restaurants around here serve them. You have to order them, just say "a half order" or " a full order", and they know what you mean. Half order is 1 bisquit a full order is 2 bisquits.
They aren't canned bisquits, they are made from scratch. I think they are regional too.


Hogman, Here in    Posted 11-23-2003 at 06:51:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gods Country namely South West Mo all tha Stores ( least ways tha better ones) has Grits right long side oatmeal'n such. Good stuff, stick to Your Ribs, keeps Ya from fallin off Your property case Your foot slips.

TB    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:50:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Pa some of the stores carry them. I have tried them. Thay are kind of a bleached white corn mael with little or no tast of there own. but thay do take on the tast of whatever you serve or mix them with. Thay would probibly make a good filler.

OHHH, now ya dunnit    Posted 11-22-2003 at 04:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Badmouthin grits, I'm tellin ya Lee's gonna rise outta the grave and stomp all over ya.
I made the same comment the first time I tried them in a truckstop, down south, the waitress got all huffed up and said mebbe I should just go the hill back up north ta eat. I kept my mouth shut cept to insert food after that. With a bit of food in there, I found there wasn't room for my size 10 boot.

TB    Posted 11-22-2003 at 13:25:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually I didn't in a bad way. Being a person that can eat his fair share and maybe then some, a little filler can be a good thing ;^)

WallSal55 --    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, that's what we have here on the shelf, too.
Never saw it before though until recently.

toolman    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:41:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
your mama must be right , up here in canada i don,t even know what they are,lol.

FOOD , GRUB,EATIN STUFF    Posted 11-23-2003 at 06:39:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dehydrated'n ground up Hominey.

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