Pour freshly made grits into buttered baking pan.
Let cool to room temperature, then
cover and refrigerate up to 4 days. Remove from refrigerator two hours before time to serve.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place covered pan of grits in oven and bake covered for 45 minutes.
Uncover grits and, if using, sprinkle with cheese.
Bake an additional 15 minutes until
grits are hot and cheese is melted.
Cut into squares and use a spatula to plate portions.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
Topping Ideas: Saucy Shrimp - roasted vegetables - chili - fried or poached eggs