Polenta is a Northern Italian dish. The main ingredient is corn meal. It doesn’t matter if it is fine or course. Before American corn was brought over to Europe, they used Barley. A great read is found at How to Make Polenta – The real rules At Chefsville, there are times we want to introduce people to new concepts using basic cooking techniques. This is one of those recipes because polenta is a great platform and offers the cook a great opportunity for creative variations. This simple recipe has been done by thousands of kids in the DFW area, and almost everyone loved it. This is also a great recipe if kids have texture acceptance problems. By focusing on the taste we have found that kids begin to become familiar and less sensitive to the texture. Polenta can be put into a mold (circular or rectangular) and then cooled. Once …
Our 4th president, Thomas Jefferson invented Mac N Cheese. He made a pasta extruder that helped make macaroni. Back then, in the 1700s, macaroni was long and flat. So you would get only 6 per serving.
Every-time I celebrate Thomas Jefferson, I eat a version of Mac N Cheese. This one has bacon to really perk it up. If your family eats bacon, then this is a great recipe for you.
While doing Sprout’s Farmers Market programs, this was one of the fan favorites. Try this at your home as well. The lemon juice can be exchanged for lime juice and add 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper can be added for that southwest flare.