Company's coming!

I love having guests in our home.  Especially overnight guests.  So that I can enjoy their time with our family to the fullest, I prepare as much food in advance as possible.  Then I can serve them yummy stuff and still spend maximum time visiting -  I don't want to waste their visit spending all my time in the kitchen!

One of my favorite dishes to serve my guests is Chambers Cheese grits.  These are divine.  I can assemble this dish and stash in the freezer days in advance.  Morning of serving, I pop it in the oven for 30-45 minutes while I cook some bacon, chop up some fruit, and brew a pot of coffee. If I've really been industrious, I might have some of those muffins in the freezer, too, that I told you about a few days ago. 

Cheese Grits

6 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups grits
4 cups shredded sharp cheese
3 eggs, beaten
 1 1/2 sticks butter
3 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Whisk grits into boiling water.  Stir in cheese, beaten eggs, and butter.  Add seasonings and mix well.  Divide grits mixture into 2 greased casseroles. Cover and freeze.  Or bake immediately.  When time to bake, remove from freezer and let "thaw" for a bit if you have time.  Casserole needs to bake about 30-45 minutes.  It's done when it looks "crispy" around the edges.