As you may recall, I catered a wedding this weekend. And as I have not been on top of my game (which I guess is because I am recovering from my accident), I prepared more food than I should have. I was trying to decide who to give food to when my friend Sue called and told me about a young couple who have just had their first baby. It seems that the mother had a difficult time during childbirth and is now recuperating. Many of their friends have mobilized to prepare meals for them so as to make this trying time a little bit easier.
When I asked Sue if she wanted some of the food that I had left, she told me, “I would love to take some of the food but only if it would be okay to share it with this young couple.” Why wouldn’t I want Sue to share this food? It seemed like a perfect solution.
Once I determined that this couple would eat the sausages I’d cooked, I put together a “Polenta Pie” for them. I started with a layer of polenta, added a layer of sausage and peppers, and topped it off with roasted tomatoes, marinated mozzarella, grated asiago, and fresh spinach. It was one of the prettiest pies I think I have made.
I send my very best wishes to the new parents and their brand new baby and hope that the new Mom recovers quickly.