Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Busy with School

So one of the reasons I didn't want a food blog is that I felt compelled to post regularly.  Well, with the new semester, work, and Ben...a week slipped by!  I was cooking, some, but mostly traveling and going to class.  Today I was determine to make something blog-worthy for dinner and I succeeded.  Maybe not with my photography skills but certainly with taste.  Provencal Scallops, Wild Mushroom Polenta and Sauteed Chard. 

The Provencal Scallops are from Ina Garten's Barefoot in Paris.  Easy enough for a  weekday dinner but these were so good I want to show them off for my next dinner guests!  So simple, scallops dredged in flour, add shallots, garlic, parsley and wine...done!  10 mins max. 


I've been craving polenta so I just sauteed up some wild mushrooms (shitake, oyster, cremini) and added it to my cooked polenta.  For the polenta, I just take 3 cups of water, 1 tsp salt and boil.  Add 1 cup uncooked polenta and simmer for 10 -15 mins or until thickened.  I finish it with 2 T. butter, a sprinkling of parm, and the sauteed mushrooms. 

Another big first today...the Beaba Babycook produced Ben's first meal....pureed peas. Maybe not quite as appetizing as scallops but he certainly enjoyed them!

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