Soup. Didn’t happen.
Instead, I made a mushroom ragout from a recipe that I first tried about a month ago. I think I even blogged about it. Here’s the link. Last time I made it, I substituted the polenta, which I can barely stand, with pasta.
Today, I thought that maybe the phrase “can barely stand,” is a little harsh. Maybe I could grow to like polenta.
I pretty much followed the ragout recipe exactly. It’s excellent the way it is. But I knew that the polenta recipe would need a little work if I was going to stomach it.
But what to do? The original recipe calls for spinach and Parmesan cheese. I had neither.
Instead–I added some Israeli feta and some fresh thyme. And it absolutely blew me away. So, for the record: I love polenta.