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* 2 cups water

* 1/2 cup quick cooking grits

* 2 tablespoon sugar

* 4 tablespoon butter

* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

* 5 eggs

* 4 breakfast sausage patties

* Cheddar, shredded for topping

* 1 small tomato, chopped

* Sour cream, if desired

* Chopped chives, optional for garnish



Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup quick grits, reduce heat and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and butter and salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat and simmer until cooked.

Hard Boiled Eggs:

Add 4 eggs to a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring up to a rapid boil then turn off heat and let the eggs sit for 15 minutes. Let cool then peel and chop.

Sausage Patty:

Place sausage patties on a preheated greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side until done. Chop coarsely.

Assemble Mini Breakfast Trifles:

Spoon grits into trifle bowls. Sprinkle in cheese. Add chopped hard boiled eggs. Spoon chopped sausage on top and add the tomatoes on top of the sausage. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and chopped chives.