I've tried grits and really didn't like it, but take the corn and make meal out of it and turn that into mush and now you are talking. You cook the corn meal in water and put it in a pie plate. It firms up enough so you can cut it then fry it in shortening (no oil or butter). Brown it up which form a crust and serve it with butter. The crust comes off and are saved for last and the inside is mush. Cook it outside on the side burner on the grill because it does make a mess. My wife put maple syrup on hers but she's from New Hampshire so what to expect. And then there are Johnny Cakes. Now Johnny Cakes do require maple syrup.