Next, SLOWLY pour in 2 cups of cornmeal while stirring slowly.
(I didn't pour it in slowly...stupid me dumped it in all at once and I had giant clumps. But I switched to a whisk and all was right with the world.)
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until polenta is very thick. Stir constantly to prevent the bottom from sticking.
When the polenta is thick taste and adjust seasonings (salt, pepper).
I let the boys spread pizza sauce and cheese on their gingerbread men. Yip and Yap always tend to eat new dishes better when they get to help prepare it.
I combined a can of diced tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of parsley. I sprinkled some shredded cheese on top of the polenta then added a spoonful of the tomato mixture on top.
Place polenta into a 350 degree oven and heat throughout, about 20 minutes or so. Serve warm.
Polenta was very good and very filling! Surprisingly leftovers heat up well too. Enjoy!
Yes Dad, I'm eating cornmeal mush. See? We're more alike than you thought!