In a medium sized saucepan, I brought 4 1/2 cups salted water to a boil. Whisk in the grits and turn heat to simmer. Stirring occasionally. Continue cooking the grits until desired thickness. ( they will continue thickening as they cool. ) When almost done, stir in the peppers, Parmesan and seasonings. Cook a few minutes longer. When they reach desired thickness, stir in the butter and serve.