Wednesday, June 1, 2011 new comfort food

So I had surgery yesterday and I am now home and recovering...feeling ok and hope to have plenty of blogging time while I am on the mend.(oh and thankfully we got our power back on day 5!)  I have a weird thing when I am sick....I want soft creamy comforting foods. Foods that I normally don't cream of wheat, oatmeal, corn meal mush...all of which I make savory instead of sweet. My new comfort food is Grits...I made them originally with water. But last week I was messing around in the kitchen (as usual) and I came up with this amazing grits concoction that I have been eating all day since I got home from the hospital. It is packed with flavor and sooooooooooooooo simple!

Comfort Grits a la Kelly

2 cups beef stock
1/2 cup quick cooking grits
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cupped shredded SMOKED cheddar cheese

In a saucepan bring the beef stock to a boil. Add the grits. Whisk well and simmer about 8-10 minutes...add cream and simmer a few more minutes until grits are cooked how you prefer (I like them with a tiny bit of "bite" to them)   Remove pot from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese...That is is so good. Seriously!  The smoky taste is amazing.  It is rich and creamy.   I put a nice sized serving on a dish and top with slices or roast pork, steak, portabello mushroom...this makes such a beautiful meal.

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