Tuesday, August 25, 2009

30 meals in 30 days {DAY 9}

polenta with toppings
{topped with marinara, grape tomatoes & grated parmesan}

this idea actually came from my sister's wedding last year
she & her husband wanted to have something different and unique for the food at their reception...the took the idea of the mashed potato bar, and changed it up to be a polenta bar

they had hundreds of different toppings for everyone to choose from...

creative, unique & yummy!

Polenta is super easy to make!

This is another recipe that comes from

Giada DeLaurentis'

everyday italian

Basic Polenta


6C water

2tsp salt

1 3/4C yellow cornmeal

3 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces {I actually use olive oil instead}

Bring water to boil in a large, heavy saucepan

Add the salt, then gradually whisk in cornmeal.

Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender; about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in butter {or olive oil}.

Makes 6 side-dish servings.

*I served up what we were eating tonight, then spread the rest into a 9x13 glass dish and put in the refrigerator for tomorrow nights meal

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