I mean, err…that didn’t come out right. Let’s start again.
Emily does sausage.
Hmmm. Still not quite right.
What I mean to say is…sometimes I just crave sausage. There comes a time when I just don’t want anymore “Emily Food”. I’ve eaten more peaches, corn, tomatoes, and whole-grain salads than I can bear, and darn-it, I just want a sausage. The kind where the skin snaps when you bite into it, and it’s salty, and juicy. Oh, glory be! Sometimes a good sausage just hits the spot. (Oh dear, there I go again.)
I made a little baked dish with hard polenta, sausage, and tomato sauce. Of course, you can actually buy hard polenta, ready to slice. You can buy tomato sauce, and you can buy sausage. But you know me–I wouldn’t dare! Actually, truth be told, I did buy my sausage because two of my co-workers have a little sausage-making business and they turn out some super-delish specimens…not to be resisted! This particular one was flavored with green chilies and lime.
Sausage and Polenta baked in Tomato Sauce
First, I sliced the polenta and placed it under the broiler, on a rack to brown. Then I prepared a skillet over medium heat and poured in the tomato sauce, bringing it to a simmer. I then tucked the browned polenta into the hot sauce and nestled the little sausage rounds (pre-cooked) in the nooks and crannies. Then the whole pan went in the oven to bake for a few minutes just to bring all the flavors together.
So there you have it…Emily does Scott…it’s good for the soul!