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Polenta

I got home from a long day at work yesterday cracked a ice cold Murphy's Stout and thought about what to make for dinner. Ever since the Amateur Gourmet wrote about Polenta, it has been in the back of my mind. So I decided to give it a try. Instead of grabbing the recipe from the Amateur Gourmet web site, I just opened up my "Joy of Cooking" and took the recipe from there. Basically it called for four cups of water to one cup of Corn Meal. Cook for 30-40 minutes and then add some salt and Parmesan cheese.

So I started the water boiling, poured the in the corn meal and waited. Added about a 1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan and a bit of salt and got ready to try some. I have to say it was not amazing, but it definitely was good comfort food. Of course I was just cooking for myself so I had quite a bit left over. What do you do with left over Polenta?

Well the only idea I've had so far was breakfast. I just warmed some up and added a bit of honey and went to town. I have to say it was better this morning than last night and most definitely kept me full until lunch.

Thoughts:

  1. Polenta definitely need help to be tasty
  2. Make sure you add the Corn Meal slowly or you can be guaranteed to have lumps
  3. Polenta is versatile
  4. Polenta is very filling
  5. Polenta would be an excellent side dish with mozerella a bit of tomato sauce and some Italian spices.

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