Monday, October 29, 2012

Creamy Polenta

This is not a diet food.  That being said, it is absolutely delicious!

2 C water
2 C half and half or milk
1 1/2 C cornmeal
5 Tbsp butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Bring water and half and half (or milk) to a boil.  Gradually whisk in cornmeal a little at a time.  The mixture will be thick, but should be able to stir.  If it is too thick, add a little bit more water or milk.  Bring heat to low and simmer for approximately 6 minutes.  Taste and if it is "crunchy" cook a little longer.  If it looks a little dry, add more liquid.  Take off of heat and stir in butter and cheese and season.  Serve immediately.

I've had a rough couple of weeks and a large bowl of this creamy polenta really hit the spot.  You can eat it just as is, or add a little browned sausage or roasted veggies. 

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