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A while back, I shared how we buy many things in bulk and the process that we go through for storing and using. We run through our bulk food quite frequently and the super nice thing is that it is much simpler, healthier, cheaper (even far cheaper than coupon shopping), and gives us a supply for emergencies too!
But sometimes it can be a challenge to learn and train yourself to use it frequently, or often enough to justify all the things I mentioned above.
Well, we have a lot of bulk grits – I mean like 100 lbs. worth on our last trip to the bulk food store – and we paid just over $20 per 50lb. bag! THAT IS CHEAP! We do use our grits often, but then I also had corn flour and cornmeal in my pantry for a while that I bought in bulk (not 1oo lbs. worth, but a few pounds :)) and just ran out of. Well, I do use these too!
So I am looking at my grits and wondering what exactly they are?? After running across a few websites, grits is cornmeal and corn flour – just a more coarse -less ground version.
So, you know what? I decided to grind my grits to a cornmeal consistency and even further for a corn flour consistency and that was the ticket!
I now use my super cheap bulk grits for it’s intended purposes in some absolutely fantastic recipes, but now I can use it for my recipes needing cornmeal and corn flour (which is gluten-free too!). They have been a great replacement and I have just eliminated the need to buy two of the things on my list and move through my grits just a bit faster. I will also share a number of recipes using all three things if you want!
I am pretty sure that most of you will be able to find a bulk supply of grits for cheap in your area or online.
So here’s a very simple infographic on how to turn your grits into cornmeal and corn flour as shown above!
And here’s your results!!
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