>> Wednesday, January 19, 2011
A few weekends ago my husband made breakfast for my kids. My children have a love for "Hot Cereal" as they call it. We recently used our last of Cream of Wheat and Germade so my husband decided to pull out a recipe from his childhood. Let's just say I didn't even dare try it...corn meal for breakfast? No thank you! But my kids have fallen in love with it. Day after day for about a week my daughter has asked me to get the recipe from my husband. I intentionally forgot to ask, I did what ever I could to entice her to want a different breakfast meal from pancakes, to eggs, to cereal, anything I thought would be better than actually making this recipe. To my surprise early this morning my daughter took the initiative to ask her daddy herself for the recipe. He wrote it down before he left for work. My kids had won. I had no more excuses. I had to make it. But let me tell you, I don't know if I was extra hungry this morning or simply a new flavor...but I found myself REALLY enjoying this new breakfast item. Or maybe it was the fact that I used items in my food storage. Which honestly just brings a gigantic smile to me! So without any further introductions, here is a new family breakfast recipe...
Sweet Breakfast Polenta
2 Cups Water
2 Cups Milk (I used Powdered Milk)
1 C. Corn Meal
1/2 C. Sugar
2 T. Butter
Bring water and milk to a low boil. Heat milk and water on low heat, because the milk will burn easily. Once milk mixture is boiling add the sugar and mix. Add the corn and stir. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to stir. The mixture will begin to thicken with in 1-2 minutes. Once thickened add the butter and mix off the heat. Serve immediately. The cereal will thicken as it cools add milk to loosen. I also added a little butter for extra flavor.
Enjoy. Let me know if you know any additional variations or flavors that work well will this simple breakfast food.