For each serving of grits use ¼ cup of dry old-fashion grits (I never use the pre-cooked or instant grits)
Place Grits in 1 cup of cold water per serving and cook on low heat until done (usually about 10 minutes)
Add salt to taste
Now for the secret ingredient: Add about 2 tablespoons of half and half for each serving and continue to cook stirring constantly to avoid sticking. Use a very low heat for addition 10 minutes.
When the consistency is smooth (no lumps please), place in a bowl and add a dollop of real butter
(Some folks like to add cheddar cheese while others like their grits sweet and will add grape or strawberry jam.) Enjoy!!!