When I began writing this blog four years ago, it never occurred to me that someday I’d be writing about a convenience store breakfast/lunch counter but here we are.
OK, hang with me, I haven’t lost my marbles…well, not all of them anyway, so don’t click away just yet.
Every now and then ConnieLou and just don’t feel like cooking breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning but we don’t want a bowl of cereal either. Of course, we could get up, get dressed and go somewhere for breakfast but if we don’t feel like cooking, we probably don’t really want to go out either. Let’s be real here, Saturday and Sunday mornings are about the only times during the week that we have the opportunity to just be lazy or to do something we want to do (like go fishing) instead of something we have to do (like yard work). Fortunately, there is an option that still requires driving a little way but can be accomplished without having to wear anything fancier than a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops. What might that solution be? Biscuits and cheese grits from Frazier’s, the gas station/convenience store located just a couple of miles down Highway 29 from our house.
Frazier’s, like many convenience stores, has a breakfast/lunch counter inside. At breakfast one can find biscuits with various combinations of meat, cheese and eggs inside as well as plain grits cheese grits and grits with s couple of patties of sausage crumbled up and mixed in. At lunch they have a variety of hot sandwiches such as burgers and chicken sandwiches and a few other items.
We’re going to focus on the biscuits and the cheese grits.
A couple of Saturdays ago I had gone fishing on a nearby pond. As I was loading up to head home I realized that I was getting pretty hungry so I texted ConnieLou to see if she wanted me to run down to Frazier’s and pick up some biscuits and cheese grits. Of course, the response was yes and I was instructed to get her a bacon biscuit.
When I got there, I discovered that they were out of bacon biscuits so I asked the lady behind the counter if they could make up a few. She said that wouldn’t be a problem and proceeded to pull three fresh biscuits from the oven and break them open. Then she grabbed a handful of bacon for each biscuit. I made a comment about her putting a lot of bacon on each biscuit as it should be and she said “well, it’s only four pieces”. Yeah, ‘only’ four pieces. ‘Only four’. My kind of bacon biscuit. She wrapped them up in some waxed paper and handed them to me. I grabbed a container of cheese grits, paid the other lady at the register and was on my way.
So how did Frazier’s fare on the Thumbs Scale? Try an easy 4 out of a possible four. The biscuits are light and fluffy and they don’t paint the tops with butter like other places tend to do. The bacon – crispy and, of course, plentiful. The cheese grits…creamy and cheesy…just like they’re supposed to be. Just for the record, their plain grits are pretty darn good too. Will we be back? Do you need to ask?