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Old 01-02-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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I loved Cream of Wheat when I was a kid. I couldn't get enough of it. I tried it again as an adult, and it just seemed so bland and not at all what I remembered. Maybe my mom had some way of doctoring it up so it tasted better than what I tried as an adult.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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I have never liked “Cream of Wheat”. As a Southerner, I much prefer grits.
A vote for Cream of Wheat here.

Even better: Cream of Barley, Cream of Buckwheat, and corn grits (polenta).
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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So what about instant Cream of Wheat, is it like grits and awful compared to the longer cooking type?
IMO the instant is not nearly as good. Use the microwave directions and it cooks pretty quickly. Just make sure you use a deep enough bowl or else!
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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I have never liked “Cream of Wheat”. As a Southerner, I much prefer grits.
And I thought "cream of wheat" was grits. Silly me! I do like cream of wheat very much.
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:31 PM
 
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I have never liked “Cream of Wheat”. As a Southerner, I much prefer grits.
I like Cream of Rice the best.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:03 AM
 
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I used to like it a lot. I haven't had it in years.

And what happened to cornmeal mush? Now people only seem to eat grits and not mush.


My aunt made cornmeal mush...it was the stuff of nightmares...big, lumpy, sticky, gritty, over-salty, big ol’ globs of cornmeal that choked me & my parents forced me to eat! The Horror!

Grits are a different story...smooth, creamy, silky, savory...yum.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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My aunt made cornmeal mush...it was the stuff of nightmares...big, lumpy, sticky, gritty, over-salty, big ol’ globs of cornmeal that choked me & my parents forced me to eat! The Horror!

Grits are a different story...smooth, creamy, silky, savory...yum.
I make cornmeal mush occasionally. I grew up with it. If you prepare it properly, it doesn't have lumps. You have to mix the cornmeal with cold water and slowly pour it into the boiling water stirring constantly.

I put maple syrup in mine and float melted butter and half & half on top. I like it.

Even better, I pour the leftovers in a greased Pyrex baking dish and refrigerate it. The next morning, I cut it in strips and pan fry it in butter until it's crispy. That with butter & maple syrup is awesome. Yeah, it's polenta and not exactly a news flash.

I don't think I've had cream of wheat since I was a kid. I always have a canister of Quaker cornmeal kicking around so that or oatmeal are what I make in that category. I'm not going to rush out and buy cream of wheat in the grocery store but I'd eat it if someone put it in front of me.

I like grits but in the great white north, I don't encounter them very often.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:54 AM
 
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I doubt you'll get many positives.
Big + for me... I love the stuff!
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:13 AM
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My mother made Palenta w/ Cornmeal. I wouldn't go near the stuff. But, later on, when I went to Brazil, they ate it fairly regularly there and it looked pretty good.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:14 AM
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I loved Cream of Wheat when I was a kid. I couldn't get enough of it. I tried it again as an adult, and it just seemed so bland and not at all what I remembered. Maybe my mom had some way of doctoring it up so it tasted better than what I tried as an adult.
You have to add a good amt. of sugar to it or better yet, some Real maple syrup and milk. I use Soy milk cuz I like the nutty taste of it. And, fruit is good in it, too.
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