I had never tried grits until I moved to North Carolina. Let's face it, the name doesn't sound appealing, and on their own they aren't very pretty to look at. My first experience was with shrimp and grits and that's when I fell in love. Every so often I cook some grits for breakfast. So yummy with an egg. What would have made this breakfast over the top? I little crumbled bacon, but that's not something I keep on hand on a regular basis. A sprinkling of chopped green onion added a nice fresh flavor. Served in my favorite Ron Philbeck bowl, those grits are looking quite attractive.
Jeff and I ended our day with a drive into nearby Asheboro for early voting. It's great to get it done with no long lines. Early voting times coincided with the exhibition at the North Carolina Potters Conference. The gallery was jammed packed with people. In no time at all, nearly all of presenter Tony Clennell's pots were sold. Lot's of red dots on the other presenters work as well. I would have liked to attend the conference this year, but money is tight. Maybe next year.