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Polenta

Sunday, May. 14, 2006
Today my son and I made dinner. It was nice to have him in the kitchen helping as we used to do this a lot when he was a toddler.

We made an Italian recipe of my Italian Grandmother’s. When I was a kid she used to make this and put it on the dining room table and all of the kids would pull up a chair and a fork and go to town. We used to make shapes out of what we didn’t eat. Meaning we’d scrape away the food into pictures.

I have only good memories eating this food. It’s Italian food so cheap you could feed an army on very little money and they’d never be unhappy with it. Rick had it today and liked it well enough to go back for more.

This recipe minus the salt and the sauce and sausage on top can be made into an excellent breakfast with syrup and butter served on top in a bowl with a bit of half and half drizzled on top. Excellent breakfast.

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Ingredients:

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp salt
3 cups of water in pot
1 cup of COLD water
Spaghetti sauce
Romano cheese

Procedure:

1. Boil 3 cups of water.

2. Mix cornmeal, salt and 1 cup of COLD water in a bowl.

3. When water in pot bowls gradually add the cold water mixture into the boiling water stirring constantly.

4. Reduce heat.

5. Continue cooking over low heat 5-10 minutes.

6. Spread mixture on your dining room table.

7. Cover with sauce and sprinkle generously with romano cheese.

8. Eat this meal directly off of the table with family surrounding the table.

Serving Size:

2-3 servings

Tip – Keep stirring stirring stirring until done…or you will have lumps and lumps are not good.

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