What do you do with a 2 lb. bag of cornmeal?Posted: June 22, 2011
Well, I haven’t figured that out yet, but I have made a slight dent in it by making cornbread and the latest polenta. I found this basic cheese polenta recipe on allrecipes.com and decided to try it out.
This was really very easy and very tasty. Luckily, I managed to find a time when there weren’t a lot of interruptions from the rest of the family because there is quite a bit of stirring involved. Another warning is that it recommends chilling for 4 hours before eating.
So, after allowing MY polenta to chill for a couple hours, I decided to fry it. I used my new Misto sprayer to spray the pan. This is my new favorite kitchen gadget. This photo was after flipping the polenta.
Then we cooked some chicken breasts, a large handful of spinach, 2 tomatoes, 1 cup of milk, 2 Tbl. of flour, and 1 Tbl. of italian spices in the pressure cooker (oregano, thyme, garlic, and basil). We actually used more milk and less flour, and it was too watery, so the above are my untested suggestions. Cooked them for about 12 minutes and voila!, dinner was ready.
The beauty of a pressure cooker is that it cooks things super fast. So, if you don’t have a pressure cooker, then I suggest cooking said items for about 30 minutes in a covered pot.
Really, the polenta made the meal with it’s slightly salty flavor.