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Old 12-31-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I like Cream of Wheat although living in a warm climate I rarely eat it anymore. It seems to me to be one of those cold weather breakfast foods. I also love grits.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I like it.


As a non-southerner, I never tasted grits until well into adulthood. But in my experience, grits are eaten salty, and cream of wheat is eaten sweet, so there's no real comparison.
Grits have always been such a versatile staple food for me that I'll never understand those who insist it can only be eaten with savory ingredients. I've had them a million different ways and they go just as well with milk and sugar as they do with bacon grease and eggs.

I've only had sweet cream of wheat, but I can't imagine it would taste bad any other way. Same with oatmeal.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Love cream of wheat, I will make with almond milk or water, add a sugar free flavored syrup (usually vanilla) and put a splash of milk on top.

I had made a huge batch of breakfast grits, and DH woofed those down right quick....
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Grits have always been such a versatile staple food for me that I'll never understand those who insist it can only be eaten with savory ingredients. I've had them a million different ways and they go just as well with milk and sugar as they do with bacon grease and eggs.

I've only had sweet cream of wheat, but I can't imagine it would taste bad any other way. Same with oatmeal.
LOL I've never understood those who insist that grits should be eaten with milk and sugar. That's what Cream of Wheat is for.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I remember eating Cream of Wheat when I was little and my parents made it. It was very sweet and I loved it. Haven't thought about it in years though.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LOL I've never understood those who insist that grits should be eaten with milk and sugar. That's what Cream of Wheat is for.
Well, then no need to buy cream of wheat if you've already got grits on hand.

Seriously, if I'm eating it, the only thing I'll insist on is that they be cooked in some kind of fat. Watery grits are no good.

But I have to admit that I am put off by Southerners that are quick to turn their noses up at an alternative way of preparing popular foods i.e. cornbread made with sugar. It's silly.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Well, then no need to buy cream of wheat if you've already got grits on hand.

Seriously, if I'm eating it, the only thing I'll insist on is that they be cooked in some kind of fat. Watery grits are no good.

But I have to admit that I am put off by Southerners that are quick to turn their noses up at an alternative way of preparing popular foods i.e. cornbread made with sugar. It's silly.
Oh, I make cornbread sometimes with sugar and sometimes without - usually with a pinch of it anyway. But always in a hot skillet with bacon grease already heated up in it!

I mean, some things just shouldn't be messed with.

And I always have CofW on hand because I like it with sugar and butter, but I don't like grits with sugar and butter. I like to have some variety in my life but there's no need to mess with perfection.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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That's it - that's what I'm having for lunch. Cream of Wheat. It's freaking cold and wet and gray outside so that's perfect weather for it!
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I mean, some things just shouldn't be messed with.

And I always have CofW on hand because I like it with sugar and butter, but I don't like grits with sugar and butter. I like to have some variety in my life but there's no need to mess with perfection.
I guess I just don't see the logic behind it. Grits are just another meal product like wheat, oats and rice, which are all used in both sweet and savory dishes. That's why grains are such a staple around the world; for their versatility.

If it just comes down to personal preference then that's understandable, but that grits SHOULD NOT have milk or sugar in them just sounds like one of those southern precepts that gets passed around without basis to it.
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