WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Friday, August 12, 2016

SAUSAGE GRIT CASSEROLE

2 lbs bulk pork sausage
4 cups water
1 1/4 cups quick cooking grits
4 cups low-fat cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
1 cup low-fat milk
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (or spray with nonstick cooking spray) a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or dish; set aside.

In a large skillet, brown the sausage, stirring occasionally to crumble. Drain sausage well; set aside.

Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits. Return the mixture to a boil; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally as you don't want grits to stick to pan. Remove pan from the heat. Stir in the cheese, milk, thyme and garlic powder until cheese is melted.  Stir in the eggs and sausage.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan or dish; sprinkle paprika over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly throughout.

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