My family roots are in the South. Whenever dinner is ready, my maternal grandmother calls, "Y'all come!" and everyone gathers to share a meal together. My brother and I, being the oldest grandchildren, got to "name" our grandparents, and my maternal grandparents ended up being called Grandy and Pop. Grandy and Pop's last name is Cogle, and Cogle women have always held to a certain standard of homemaking. I strive to be a Cogle woman, even though that has never been my name!
|What's for dinner tonight!|
Part of the Cogle woman legacy involves a regular subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine, which I've gratefully received as a Christmas gift for the past several years. Every month, I like to set aside a block of time and soak up the tips and tricks of keeping house for one's family. I will often clip recipes that look interesting, and I've amassed a pile of them that I keep in a completely unorganized pile in a cabinet. (Future organization post in my future? hmm...)
|Don't worry, poor little corn kernals...you will be delicious soon!|
|Whole Foods, how I love thee.|
I didn't have a bell pepper, so I didn't use one. I used ground beef instead of beef chuck, and added a palmfull of red chili flakes and a few dashes of cayenne, 'cuz I like it spicy!
I also added about a cup of frozen corn to the polenta. And, because I believe it is impossible to eat anything remotely Mexican-ish without cheese, I shredded some cheese on top right before we ate.
|Just out from under the broiler.|
It was yummy! You should try it!