2 cups milk

2 cups water

1 o 1 1/2 tsps. salt

1 cup uncooked regular grits

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 to 2 tsps freshly ground pepper



Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; gradually stir in grits.

Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 to 40 minutes, until thickened.

Stir in whipping cream, butter, and pepper.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

YIELD: 6 servings

NOTE: For thinner grits, stir in additional milk.

To lighten, use 1% milk, fat-free half and half for cream, and reduce butter to 2 Tbsp.

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