Do not fear–I will tell you.
This cornmeal based food is about as versatile as cornmeal-based foods get. As you probably know by now, I enjoy foods that change personality based on how they’re prepared. One day soon, I pledge to cook polenta from scratch, but I’ve only ever bought it in this tube-like packaging, (laziness).
Sometimes, in all its cylindrical glory, these polenta globules are found by the rice shelf, and sometimes they’re found near the cheeses and eggs, in the refrigerated area. I suppose it depends upon your grocery store. Obviously.
Anyway. I’ll throw up two preparations here, because, well. I eat these things half a tube at a time. When you first cut into the packaging of this, some water will squirt into your face. Just so you are prepared.
I don’t think that you would die from not cooking the polenta, but I always do because it makes it much more delicious and appealing. After slicing it, you can sprinkle spices (sweet or savory–it’s really versatile) on it & then toss it in the microwave, pan-fry it, or do what I did, and try baking it.
Then what should do you with these lovely golden discs? Hah. Words.
You can pretty much do whatever you want. I wanted to eat roasted vegetables & tofu & goat cheese over them. So I made that happen.
So basically, this stuff is great & you can do whatever you want with it. My mom used to make polenta lasagne, which just uses polenta discs instead of pasta, for example.
However, next I will actually make it from scratch. Because, well. I’ve got to now.
In other news, whoever googled “excessive runners face”? I love you almost as much as I love the person who googled “wonderful spring”. I hope you both found what you were looking for!
In additional other news, I bought another bike, because Orange Bike is just hanging on to its beautiful life by the teeniest of threads. I’m such a snob. Even though there will never again be a bike with the personality of Orange Bike, it will be nice to have a road bike that will not break every 40 miles. And also one that I can carry up my stairs without nearing death. Obviously, more is to come on this development.