Not exactly rave reviews, I know. But I do think the polenta is worth trying out...it would make a great side dish for steak instead of potatoes. It was so creamy and flavorful (I cut back on the amount of blue cheese slightly but definitely splurged and used the heavy cream).
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup polenta
6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
In a saucepan, bring 3 1/4 cups water and the cream to a boil and whisk in the polenta. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, whisking, until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cheese; season with salt and pepper.
**Side note for those of you with furry family members: I may not be a big Rachael fan, but Deacon sure is! He loves this pet-friendly recipe...sans the figs (I don't like them so I figure he doesn't either). Though, when you eat the same thing every day...and that thing is kibble...you're probably not too picky!