Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Years!

Well I started off this year with a resolution to eat less and become more fit -- completely contradictory to cooking and eating all sorts of randomness. Unfortunately my resolution faltered after a mere few hours. By 12 pm on New Year's Day I was already baking something totally unneccessary and laden with fat and calories. . . and flavor. Lots of flavor! Man is it delicious! Grits pie courtesy of Paula Dean. Now anyone who has ever watched the Paula Dean show on the Food Network knows that all of her recipes are rich and filled with butter. This was no exception. But I figured that since I had just sent Robert out in the morning to get the grits, I might as well get as much as possible out of them right? I really was just very curious as to how grits pie tasted. Well according to everyone in my house, the consensus is that it is very VERY good. For anyone who has ever had chess pie, that is what it reminds me of. Sweet and buttery custard but with a little bit more texture, complimentary of the grits. Also the grits are also not gritty at well, rather smooth and soft. Within 5 hours of having taken the pie out of the oven, half of it was gone. Leila scarfed down her piece and eagerly asked for seconds. We decided to hold out and save the other half for breakfast the next day. . . after all, it's got grits in it :-)