Tony, I love this question cuz I love hominy grits! My father spent part of his childhood in Florida so this midwestern girl grew up very familiar with certain southern favorites. Grits are made from corn or hominy. The usual preparation is reminiscent of oatmeal in that dried grits are diluted with water and boiled. I know that they also may be fried. I like hominy grits straight up, sometimes with butter. Fans have all kinds of grit rituals; I've blocked out some of the strange combinations (which detract from the grits) but I've heard of peanut butter! Nothing comes between me and my buttery hominy grits.
Really? (Wow.) Well imagine bringing home a bag of sand from the beach, putting it in water and boiling it for about ten minutes; then taking it out and putting butter and anything more you want in it. That's it: sand in the mouth.