Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Brush 8 - 10 inch cast iron skillet with alittle of the bacon grease (drippings)and put skillet into oven so it can preheat.
Meanwhile, in med. pot, add water, salt, and cornmeal and bring to boil.Cook 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
In medium bowl beat eggs, add milk and bacon grease and mix. Add this slowly to cornmeal mixture mixing well. ( this is when you can add cheese and crumbled bacon if desired) Pour into the preheated skillet and bake 45 - 50 minutes. Serve hot, with lots of butter!