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Monday, October 16, 2006
With a little bit of patience, I can make polenta. That and I usually get the big girls help stirring it a bit. It takes about 45 minutes to make but it stores well so it doesn't need to be made often.
6 cups water
2 cups of corn grits/polenta
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs Olive oil
Bring 6 cups of water with salt to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and slowly add in the 2 cups of polenta/grits. All the while continue stirring. When all the grits/polenta have been stirred in, reduce the heat to Medium/low - or if you're not going to watch it carefully put it on low. You need to continue stirring.
this is the point where you get out the knitting. Do a few stitches, stir. Do a few stitches, stir. Keep up the stirring and knitting until the polenta starts to be a bit more solid and pulls away from the side of the pot.
Pour the polenta into a grease baking dish. The polenta will solidify into the shape of your bowl/dish in approximately 10 minutes. I leave it in the dish in the fridge, grabbing pieces when I want some. If you're serving a big group then turn it out onto a plate.
For myself I like to fry up a couple of pieces and top it with some sauce.
handful of mushrooms sliced
handful of onions chopped
2 cloves of garlic
favorite spaghetti sauce.
Fry the mushrooms, onions and garlic - add to the sauce and throw it all over the polenta. Yum.
In knititng news....
I obviously still haven't gotten over the trauma from the DMV. I realized that I couldn't just toss my knitting in the glove compartment and I really don't like plastic bags. I know, they're waterproof. But my needles are always poking through so what's the point then.
If the bag says emergency then it makes me giggle when I have to use it instead of feeling frustrated. That and husbeast is less likely to remove it from the car if he should ever get stricken by some strange cleaning bug.
Next week, I'll have more of these available, and I'll be able to show you the colors of the sock I've been working on. I'll also have a free pattern for you. It's not a Jaywalker sock. It's one I've been making since before there was even a Jaywalker sock.