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Ascension of the Lord Grits and Cheese Soufflé

Acts 1:8-9 ‘”You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.’ And when he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight.’”

The fruit of the mystery of the Ascension, when praying the Rosary, is hope. This is a feast day of hope! The Catholic Catechism in paragraph 666-667, tells us, “Jesus Christ, the head of the Church, precedes us into the Father’s glorious kingdom so that we, the members of His Body, may live in the hope of one day being with Him forever. Jesus Christ, having entered the sanctuary of heaven once and for all, intercedes constantly for us as the mediator who assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit.” Symbols of the Ascension are Elijah’s fiery chariot, broken chain, open gates, clouds, palms of victory, birds flying homeward, fishnet, and ball and cross.

Make this feast day stand out for your family! This recipe was named for the Ascension of the Lord, because it takes grit, “true grit” to get to heaven! It also takes grit to fulfill the command that Jesus gave to the Apostles, which was to make Him known to the ends of the earth! This is our job! The most important job for you is to make Jesus Christ and the hope He gave us through His Ascension known to your family first and foremost! Being an apostle of Jesus Christ many times is not the easy road, but it is the road that follows the path Our Lord walked. It is the road that leads to eternal life with Him in heaven!

The soufflé portion of this dish is a reminder, of the heavenly reward that awaits all of us, who are faithful to Christ. We are not going to get there without grit, but St. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Ascension of the Lord Grits and Cheese Soufflé

Feast Day: This feast day moves according to Easter

May 14th 2015 – Celebrated May 17th


Heavily organic butter your 1 ½ qt. serving dish and set aside.

(1 ½ quarts is 6 cups)

*Turn you oven to 400 degrees.

Follow the directions on your package to make your grits.

Using a large saucepan, measure the water for the grits.

Add some sea salt. My recipe called for 1 teaspoon.

Add some butter. My recipe called for 2 Tablespoons.

Bring the water, salt and butter to a boil and add 1 c. of grits. Stir and bring back to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to the lowest setting. I cooked mine for 16 minutes and stirred occasionally so the grits did not stick to the bottom of my pan.

In a small mixing bowl, add the four eggs.

Beat the four eggs well. Set aside.

When the grits are done, remove from the heat.

Add 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese.

Stir it up well.

Add ¼ c. Vitamin D milk. Stir well.

Add the four beaten eggs. Stir well.

And now add ½ t. aluminum free baking powder.

Pour it into your prepared dish and put it on the middle rack in a hot 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Finished dish.

Ascension of the Lord Grits and Cheese Soufflé

Feast Day: This feast day moves according to Easter

Oven Temp: 400 degrees

Makes 4-6 servings

You will need a well greased 1½ quart casserole dish (six cups)


1 c. grits (regular or quick)

1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

¼ c. milk

4 eggs, well beaten

½ t. baking powder

Cook grits according to package directions. Thoroughly mix with remaining ingredients and pour into the greased 1½ quart casserole. Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Do not over bake.

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