Monday, July 5, 2010

The Polenta Project

...was a success!

Monday night was the first time I've ever tried cooking polenta, a food made from cornmeal for those of you who aren't familiar with it.

For someone who has very little experience with cooking, I was proud of the way it turned out.

How I cooked it:

  1. Heat pan with olive oil to a medium-low.
  2. Cut six 1/2-inch thick squares.
  3. Fry each side for five minutes each, careful to move the pieces around as they might stick.
Super easy and tasty.

I added some sauteed eggplant into the mix, then covered both in a sauce that included:
  • tomato sauce
  • 1 chopped up veggie burger (I pretended it was "sausage")
  • capers
  • minced garlic
  • sliced artichoke hearts
  • oregano
And a salad on the side.

I can honestly say that I feel better about cooking.  I used to get this feeling of fear whenever Ged would ask What's for dinner? because frankly, I don't know jack about cooking and I tend to eyeball everything.  Man, progress feels so good.

Nighty night.