I was telling my mom about this recipe, and she was like polenta-what? It’s an ingredient that isn’t super widely known unless you’re Italian, but is becoming more popular. Polenta is a cornmeal based substitute for pasta, rice or potatoes. It’s got a mild corn flavor, and is much more palatable than grits. This recipe is one of the most fail-proof ways to ease yourself in to using polenta in your cooking. It’s a simple chop-toss-and-bake, but is super tasty. The sausage and apples make it perfect for autumn, too.
Easy Autumn Polenta Bake
1 large honeycrisp apple
1 yellow onion
1 package chicken apple sausage
1 18oz. tube of prepared polenta (original or flavored – we used sundried tomato garlic)
Salt & pepper to taste
Cut up everything into bite size chunks.
Toss together in an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
If you want to mix it up, add your own preferred herbs/spices over top. If you want something a little more moist, add just a dash of white wine to the bottom of the baking dish, and cover top with foil before cooking.
What’s your favorite throw-together autumn meal? Have you ever cooked with polenta before?
I am back from our trip! Did you miss me? 😉 We had an activity-packed week spending time with the boy’s extended family. It was like a mini family reunion. And by mini, I mean 13 people total, which doesn’t seem like much until you’re trying to coordinate everyone in the morning or get seated at a restaurant, haha. We went to a spa, and up a scenic overlook and to cute little lakeside towns, took a train further upstate for the views and shopping, spent time hanging around his uncle’s house, went to an apple orchard to pick apples […]
Technically there’s still another week before true autumn starts, though here in Texas we’ll have at least another month or so of summer weather. That doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking about fall, right? Right. Accordingly, this month’s Etsy round-up features some autumn-themed and autumn-colored items that caught my fancy. Shades of Autumn by Dragonflight Dreams Small Fallen Copper Maple Le… EnchantedLeave… $24.99 Autumn Leaves Texture Unique… GILDBookbinder… $60 Autumn Lip Tint Trio WildwoodBalmCo $12 Rich Rust Collage Infinity … neckStyles $16 Autumn Leaves Greeting Card … ShopAmySulliva… $14 Autumn Bird mug , Be Gratef… LennyMud $14 Window view, Autumn […]
This week’s closet challenge from Ma Nouvelle Mode was ‘oversized shirt,’ and I just so happened to have one that I’d been waiting to wear. I tried on about a dozen different belts before settling on this one. And… I dunno. This look turned out ok. I’m satisfied with it, just not thrilled. I think it’s the odd hemline of the shirt on top of the oversized fit. On the other hand, I’m very thrilled with these rust colored skinnies. The color palette of this outfit in general is happy-making. I feel like autumn incarnate. This week is going […]
I’ve been blog-stalking a bunch of stylish and craftsy ladies, and several of them do a What I Wore type post occasionally. These posts are always fun to look through, because it gives insight into a person’s style and personality, and also I just like seeing the creative combinations people come up with. SO! I’m going to start a What I Wore series, as well (imitation is the highest form of flattery, yes?). And this here is the first one. It’s officially autumn now, even though we are still having 100-degree days here in Austin. Twitter and crafty blogs abound […]