Retro Recipe: Nanny McFarland’s Cheesy Grits
Editor’s Note: Cheesy grits. What’s not to love? We think grits (some might same polenta) are often overlooked as a delicious side dish on the Thanksgiving table.
With this recipe from Jessica Grace, grits will be overlooked no longer.
Cheesy grits rule and my favorite Thanksgiving dish, hands-down, has to be Nanny McFarland’s Cheesy Grits!
When HandPicked Nation asked me to share my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, there was no question what I would write about.
Now most grits I’ve eaten have been at breakfast and rather plain.
These creamy grits are garlicky and cheesy, in a word–delicious. Bear in mind that there are rarely leftovers, so if you plan to enjoy them after company goes home you better make a little extra!
This recipe comes from my husband, Russell’s side of the family, and I’ve been happily eating them since I was welcomed into the fold.
Russell’s grandma, Nanny, made these for her family and her family in turn made them for their families.
They are definitely worth a spot on your holiday table.
This recipe always makes an appearance at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations (and sometimes just because).
Now, Russell and I are feeding the newest generation–Ethan, Maggie and Nora enjoy the same delicious cheesy grits their great-grandma made.
And they love them as much as we do!
Nanny McFarland's Cheesy Grits
Which Thanksgiving side dish that graces your table never makes it to leftovers?
Photo credit: Craig McCord
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