“What’s this? Yes. That, right there. What was that?” Evan asks me, wagging his finger a little too close to my face. Drawing miniature circles in the air around the corner of my mouth.
The show, “Lie To Me”, has not only turned our brains to mush, but it has also provided us with more OCD tics than we can handle. We are now constantly on the watch for facial micro expressions that hint even a dash of dishonesty. It has gotten out of control.
“There. Right There. You bit your lip. LIES!” Please, help me.
“Why did you look down and to the left? What are you hiding? LIES!” Make it stop.
But at least this horrible show has given me the tools needed to read Evan’s serious face during meals. He takes a bite and I watch closely, determined to test my new skills.
“How is it?” I ask, analyzing his eyebrows.
He passed the test on this one. Parmesan Polenta. What man doesn’t love this dish? Creamy and rich….it pairs perfectly with Roasted Chicken or Sauteed Mushrooms.
1/2 Cup Polenta
1 Cup Milk
1 & 1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
A dash of Heavy Whipping Cream
Combine Polenta, Milk, Water and Salt in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Stir a bit and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes with the lid cracked. If the polenta starts to get super thick, just add some water to thin it out a bit. Don’t be frightened, ya’ll. Remove from heat and mix Parmesan, Butter and the dash of Cream into the Polenta. Salt to taste. If you like it a bit thinner, just add some more water and reheat. Serve immediately. Now watch his face carefully as he takes his first bite. Smile.
All Photos were taken by the man who thinks that sarcasm is not lying, Evan Lentz.