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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, December 17, 2012


I've been craving  polenta for some time now  and of course it needs planning ahead. It seems that I'm always preparing something quick on the spur of the moment. I USED to be organized but now it seems that I'm getting slack in that department. I'd rather spend some time visiting my blogger friends to see what they've been up to.

Polenta is so easy to do but the trick is  that it needs a couple of hours to cool in the fridge to set before it's ready to fry. It doesn't sounds too appetizing until you add some grated  parmesan. I used the ready grated kind. It's quite salty so I don't even bother salting the polenta. Instead you could add the parmesan on the sauce  but this time I added in the polenta and I like it this way.

Once cooked, my polenta is spread in a lightly oiled glass pan to set until firm enough to cut in which ever shape I want. I chose the simple square.

The next step is to fry it. I like using a bit of butter and Extra Virgin Olive oil just because Olive oil is better for my health.

It can be serve in many different ways but I like this very much.
I sauteed some Portobello and button  mushrooms, onion, garlic, a little Sauternes cooking wine and some pasta sauce and you have a meal that is ready in no time and so satisfying.

True confession.... I ate another serving just because it was so good and I really had been craving it.

May you have a blessed day with the ones you love and don't take them for granted. Love and acceptance starts in the cradle. Prayers for the grieving people of Newtown.
Thanks for your faithful visits.