Polenta. It’s new to us. Is it new to you, too?
I have walked through the grocery store and picked it up several times. But, we are a family who shops at grocery stores as little as possible and we stay on the outside perimeter of the store. Processed food of any kind has a hard time finding it’s way into our home. Except for some sauces and an occassional soda (ok, and my cofee cream), we buy very few items that are pre-made/processed.
Last week, I saw the Polenta in the organic aisle and decided – to try it.
Overall, my family liked it. And, I’ll admit-the one child I thought would detest it-LOVED IT. This is the picky child who has an aversion to food based on it’s texture. I was shocked! This child, the one who won’t eat tomatoes – asked for more and even cleared the plate of a sibling who didn’t like it.
While I can’t guarantee everyone in your home will like it, I can say this – it’s something you can add to your menu as an alternative to your rice, pasta or potatoes.
This is how I made it.
- My daughter sliced 12 small pieces and placed them in a glass dish
- Placed about a tbsp of Pasta sauce on each one
- Baked at 350 for 25 minutes
- Sprinked with Parmesan Cheese
- Served as a side dish.
There are tons of other recipes. I could not find one I wanted to try, so I just made it the way I thought my family would enjoy it.
I always try adding something new to our menu.
What have you tried that is new?
Linking up with Lisa at Try A New Recipe.