NOTE ON REBLOG: For some reason loads of people have been visiting Hot, Cheap & Easy in search of this recipe. So it seemed like a good time to remind regular readers of this MUCH easier version of polenta. Bon apetit, dushi!
Originally posted on Hot, Cheap & Easy:
You may know that my dad is from Aruba, One Happy Island.
If you are not familiar with Aruba, it is part of the Netherlands Antilles, about 13 nautical miles off the coast of Venezuela (18 or so regular miles), south of the Caribbean hurricane zone, and notable for its absence of rainfall and its white sand beaches and crystalline waters. With sunshine guaranteed year-round, it is extremely popular with honeymooners and northern folks from wet places who want to know their vacation dollars won’t be wasted on a week in a monsoon.
It’s a gorgeous little place – and I mean little – Aruba is about 30 km (19 miles) long and about 8 km (5 miles) wide. You can drive around the island and dispatch with most of your touristic cultural obligations in about half a day, and return in good conscience to your beach towel for the duration of your stay.