What's that you say? This is NOT part of our constitution? Wow, that's an oversight. I'd call this an unalienable right. Unless you're lactose intolerant. I suppose I'm sublimating my desire to eat this stuff by typing out the recipe. It's soooo good. Not a glamour dish, exactly. But good. Very, very good.
Chile Cheese Grits:
Cook 1/2 cup grits in 2 cups water acording to package directions. Allow to cool, then stir in 3 T butter, 1 - 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese (suit your fancy - I generally use that Kraft Mexi-blend stuff in the 1 lb. bag), one 4-oz. can of diced green chile (NOT Jalapenos, y'all - this is supposed to be mildly piquant, not blow your head off hot) and 1 well-beaten egg. Blend well and pour into a well buttered 8"x8" Pyrex baking dish. Bake at 350 for an hour.
You can do this as a breakfast casserole (if you like, cook about half a pound of breakfast sausage, drain very well, and stir into the grits when you start adding the other ingredients) or as a side dish for dinner. If you'd serve a corn dish with it, this'll do just fine. Better than fine if you can actually eat it....