I have very specific feelings when it comes to onion rings. If they are the kind of onion rings that are thickly sliced and batter-coated – you know the kind where sometimes the onion part slides out and the batter coating is left standing intact – I’m not even tempted. But if they are the kind that are thin and lightly covered with a crunchy cornmeal coating…well then, I am powerless and must Eat Them All. Which is why I only make these every once in a blue moon…they are that kind of good. Ready for light and crunchy sweet cornmeal onion rings? Let’s make them!
This soup is reason number 1,284,735 that I always make extra chicken when I am making chicken for other reasons, because leftover chicken means you can make things like this creamy, dreamy parmesan polenta chicken soup in a snap. If you have ever had a bowl of warm and wonderful polenta, just imagine it in soup form with chicken and baby spinach swirled into it, and a drizzle of olive oil on top. And if you haven’t ever had a bowl of polenta…well, you have a great treat to look forward to, because polenta is Comfort Food Extraordinaire. Ready for warm and wonderful soup deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I recently posted a recipe for Gingerbread Pancakes with Buttered Apples (yum!), and as usual, the Southern husband was standing by in the kitchen as I worked on the recipe. Also as usual, I was changing this and that and muttering under my breath about things that didn’t go exactly right the first time. And one of the things that didn’t go exactly right was the griddle I used. I have a gas stove and one of those griddles that sits on the burners, and it never heats evenly. Meaning that my pancakes took a while to cook right as I tried to figure out the best place on the griddle for each of them, heat-wise.