Year of Projects 3

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Annyeong haseyo.

What’s up for your Sunday?

Yesterday was a chill day for our crew. That means in-between meals, I got to knit on the couch while watching plenty of TV – Barbie’s newest DVD, the first Harry Potter on Hallmark, X Factor on the Tivo, and Cars.

This was my first priority:

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Yup, the body is done.

I tried to try it on over a chambray button up. The left arm scrap yarn was tied a bit tight so while I had some circulation cut off and E had to help me take it off later on, I was able to see that the length was good and that the ends of my shirt will peek out from below. Yeah, baby!

Before I sign off…new recipe tried – Martha’s Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts:

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The hubb and I love polenta and I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile. You use the already cooked, organic polenta that’s in the tube. However, it was okay. I used marinated artichokes which gave some tang to the dish. But I think if I had used plain artichoke hearts from the can, there would hardly be any flavor even with that 1/3 of chicken broth. My results didn’t have as much color as the picture as well.

Would I recommend this recipe? *shrugs* I dunno. I did grate some fresh Parmesean for the second day and there was more flavor. Not sure if I’ll make this again. I’ll be on the search for another recipe.

Do any of you have a polenta recipe to recommend?

What project had priority this weekend?

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13 thoughts on “Year of Projects 3

  1. That’s so funny because I cooked organic polenta this week too but I just fried it up plain and had it as a side with some soup. I’m looking for a good recipe for it too now that I can find it around here. Although I have to drive 1 1/2 hours to get to the organic store but what a treat!
    I love your sweater…pretty color and gorgeous stitching. It is a sweater, right? Whatever it is ….very pretty yarn and stitching!

  2. Oh my goodness, why don’t I have polenta in my life anymore? I used to make a baked polenta with blue cheese, which definitely gave it flavor. I don’t know what happened to that recipe though. I hope you’ll share if you find any polenta recipes you like.

    And yay for knitting! Sounds like you have such a good day.

  3. Wow that sweater is getting along quickly, and I’m still so in love with the color! I’m sorry you weren’t very impressed with your new recipe.. How about playing around with it, adding different cheeses or a different sausage? By the way your comment did come through, thanks for your sweet words!

  4. The sweater is looking good. We had a chill out day also yesterday so much so I forgot to post. We watched a my little pony film and we were onto the 5th Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix.

  5. I love making a polenta lasagne replacing lasagne noodles with polenta, or frying up little polenta squares and serving them with sausage and chutney, but rosemary polenta is one of my all time favorites… ooo but you can also make corn spoon bread. I usually do that for Thanksgiving. Martha has a fantastic recipe for that.

    This weekend I was determined to knit the Dahlia cardigan that I had been neglecting for months and I finally got around to it!

  6. You know, I’m feelin’ you on that polenta in a tube. It’s been hit or miss. Hit when The Manfriend does it with some sort of meat that produces a lot of Jus. However when I did it last time, bland like the tube it came in. I am not sure if I’m ready to give up on it, but I’ll keep you posted if I find a fool-proof way to give it some flavor. In the meantime, I think we have to just make it, make it.

    And what is it about a Harry Potter movie that just brings out the cozy in a household? I need a snuggle with my boy just thinking about it :)

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