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Monday, December 10, 2012

Southern Comfort: The Grits Bar

At long last, the cooler weather is here! The snow flurries we experienced just this morning make us want to fill our bellies with warm, hearty goodness. And if you’re hosting a winter wedding, your guests may feel the same way. Enter the grits bar!

Grits have taken center stage as gourmet comfort food has increased in popularity. A grits bar is a wonderful addition to a station or small plates reception.

Another beautiful thing about grits is their versatility; you can serve them for a brunch, lunch or dinner reception! Creamy and delicious but mild, grits are the perfect vehicle for all sorts of delectable toppings. You can offer plain and cheese grits along with toppings such as scallions, crumbled bacon, shrimp, chopped ham, various cheeses and more! Or offer an assortment of already topped grits, such as pimento and cheese grits with ham, low country shrimp and grits and grits with braised short ribs. YUMMY!

Talk with your caterer to see what wonderful grits dishes you can come up with together! By the way, did you know that Texas is in the “grits belt” which stretches from the Lone Star State to Virginia? Stash that factoid in your random Southern trivia file!



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