Grits are a staple in the South. I've eaten them all my born days. Always. Not that I remember, but I just bet you, grits were my first food. Mixed up with an egg, yep, I just bet ya. That's the way my precious Daddy ate his for breakfast, it was always the same way. He would put his 2 sunny side up eggs on top of a plate full of grits, chop them up and mix it all together. Eaten with thick rind bacon and homemade fluffy biscuits ...YUM! If you haven't tried it, you need to. These baked grits are great made with bacon or sausage and cutting down, or eliminating, the cheese. Alternately, you can bake in individual baking dishes.