I have a thing for cheddar cheese and black pepper. I don't know why they're so good together but I just go with it. This morning I made cheesy grits with, of course, fresh ground black pepper. You could fancy this up with different kinds of cheese, herbs etc. It's like a poor man's risotto.
Have you found the disposable pepper mill at Costco yet? Love it.
Trader Joe's recently added stone ground grits to their shelves. My family isn't a fan but they can't help it, they're Westside. That doesn't stop me from enjoying this Southern staple when the urge strikes.
(I use more milk than the package call for)
A few twists of the salt grinder
1C shredded cheddar cheese
Lots of fresh ground black pepper
Bring everything but the grits & cheese to a boil, stir in the grits and bring back to a boil, then simmer on low, stirring, to desired texture (around 10-15 minutes). Stir in cheese and pepper.
How do you like your grits?