Fooogeettaabboouttiitt! Italian night! *Day 6*January 31, 2009
The power is still out all over Louisville, and we’ve still got guest lurching around the house. Spaghetti is probably one of the best things to make for a bunch of people. I’ve always had a hang up with people that live in America and pull the Italian card. You know the type. Their parent, or Grand parents, are Italian descendants, so instantly they’re more proud to be Italian, than Italians. They are impossible to cook for, and always more annoying than Ryan Adams fans. You’re as Italian, as I am Indian. Please stop. We all know that DNA and genes don’t pass down taste buds, stop pretending like they do.
Total cost about $13
I stopped by Amazing Grace, and got some polenta and tvp. The tvp was a beef flavored one, that I haven’t tried yet. We hydrated it, seared it in some olive oil with some onions, roasted garlic and poured basil garlic tomato sauce into it. The polenta was sliced into 1/4 inch slices and pan seared in some canola oil. After a little crispy, i seasoned it with garlic powder, salt, crushed red peppers, and smoked paprika. Again, I suggest a Heileman’s Old Style with this dish.