I didn't see True Grit either, but what better excuse to make some true grits. I love blue cheese and it is by far my favorite cheese to use when cooking. Cheese tends to lose a lot of flavor when you cook with it. If you start cooking with a mild flavored cheese, it will often turn into creamy or eggy blandness with a hint of cheese flavor or color. If you start with a really stong flavored cheese, it mellows to a nice cheesey level.
Blue Cheese Grits
3 cups water
3/4 cup slow cooking grits (not instant)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
garlic powder (optional)
1/4 stick butter
Bring the water to a boil, add the salt and stir in the grits.
Turn the heat down very low and cook the grits for 20 minutes. Give it a good stir every five minutes or so.
After 20 minutes, add the parsley. This will give it additional flavor and a nice hit of color. If you like, you can also stir in a teeny pinch of garlic powder.
Cook 5 more minutes and remove from the heat. Immediately stir in the blue cheese and the butter and stir till both the cheese and the butter are all melted. The grits will have a nice creamy consistency.