Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Recipe to Keep you Warm this... Spring?

Hey all!  Sorry we have been slightly MIA lately.  Between family being in town and dealing with the "great Colorado spring blizzard of 2013" we have been pretty busy.  We promise to get back to you on Monday with some exciting project updates, but until then, here are some pictures to show you our lovely Colorado spring and a recipe to keep you warm on a cold April day.

I bet our chickens are counting their lucky stars that they haven't moved outside to the coop yet.

Speaking of chickens, check out these huge ladies (and pardon Babe the chicks photo bomb).

They are snug as a bug in a rug at a balmy 70 degrees indoors!

Now on to the food portion of today's post!  For those of you who are not aware, years ago I had a fairly popular food blog in which I divulged my healthy recipes and tracked my workout schedules.  Well, times they have changed...  This recipe is not at all healthy, but sooo delicious that it is completely worth it on occasion.  Proceed in making it at the risk that you may become addicted and put on some added "fluff".

Green Chile Cheese Grits

(recipe courtesy of my Mom)

3 cups water
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 cup quick cookin' grits
1/2 cup butter
3 T. green chile, diced
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1.5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan bring water, salt and garlic to a boil.  Slowly stir in grits.
Reduce heat; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from heat
Beat the eggs and milk together and add to the grits stirring constantly.  Add butter, 1 cup cheddar and green chile and stir until fully incorporated.
Pour into a greased 2 quart baking dish and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese

**this recipe is supposed to serve six, but trust me that it ends up making more like four big servings


1 comment:

  1. Just printed this recipe and I'm going to take it to book club where we are reading a southern novel. The grits will fit in just perfect. Thank you.