This morning was my first meal in the Dark Days Challenge. I am thawing a heritage chicken as I write for later in the week but since this morning is cold and blustery, I decided to make an old standby for the first meal.
Grits with butter and sausage.
The grits are from a place in Raphine, Virginia called Wade's Mill. A friend of mine recommended this place last year for the challenge when I was searching for a source of local flour. I did buy flour, grits and corn meal this year although the flour is mostly sourced from the midwest. Close enough. The grits are the best I have ever eaten, really creamy and tasty.
The bowl was topped off with some butter from my local dairy, South Mountain Creamery. I get a weekly delivery of milk along with butter, buttermilk, eggs, cider, cheese or whatever else looks good for the week.
The sausage comes from the 1/4 of a hog I bought from Farmer Allan. He runs the CSA I've participated in for several years. The tale of the hog delivery is in a previous post.
The breakfast was delicious if not exactly low fat and low calorie. Time to leave to walk to work!
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