Grits are a southern staple. Basically, ground hominy, they are cheap, filling, tasty, and can be made in bulk. Huge batches are easy. They add calories, which is why the Army uses a lot of grits. I love them. I'll eat grits anywhere and the Southern cooks love to spice them up. Cheese grits, shrimp grits, or even pepper grits.
Belle detests grits. We ate a good meal on Sunday and she injured herself before coffee on Monday morning. With the prospect of surgery looming, they didn't feed her on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Her first meal in three days was breakfast. They brought her eggs, toast, grits, coffee and orange juice.
Luckily, she is a light eater, so she made-do with the eggs and toast. Her disposition is good, and she is looking forward to the next steps. She has been a registered nurse for 43 years, so she understands all the medical lingo, and knows what to expect. I was a cop for 37 years and am totally outside of my confort zone in a medical setting.