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.