Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Mother's Day Dinner Recap

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Dinner Recap

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and how did we celebrate? With dinner of course.

My mother's been craving polenta for weeks now. Not the instant kind or the prepackaged in a tube kind but the kind that needs to be stirred for 30 minutes. (you've got to love her) After 38 years of her giving me everything I want how could I not make her polenta for mother's day. Thank god for my husband who helped me with the stirring.



I found the perfect recipe on Food & Wine for Tuscan Pork Stew with Polenta. It's traditionally made with wild boar and we were lucky enough to get our hands on some. Although the ingredient list is long don't let that scare you. It's actually pretty easy to make and the end results are fabulous.

We ended our meal with a classic crème brulee topped with fresh strawberries.


Simple but delicious. My mom was very happy.

14 comments:

  1. You found wild boar? Where? What a fabulous meal for your mom - and thank you for not making that awful stuff in a tube that calls itself polenta. the creme brulee looks crunchy and yummy too.

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  2. OMG that looks fabulous!! My hubby would have gone nuts for the boar!! My mothers day meal was the night before, having my first steak in over 3 months at the Texas Roadhouse. It was really good, but this would have been amazing! What a great daughter you are!

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  3. Looks like a great meal, your mom is lucky!

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  4. You are a great daughter and I'm sure you Mom feels lucky having you and enjoys everything you do for her.

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  5. What a rustic and delicious dinner. I bet your Mom loved it!

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  6. What could be better than this? It looks so hearty.

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  7. Beautiful polenta! What a lovely thing to do for mom. :)

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  8. I'm glad your mom loved this. I'd loved it too!!! Polenta, hmmmmmm!!!

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  9. So funny - my mom loves polenta too! She makes herself the quick-cooking kind but I like to make inventive recipes but I've never made anything that required 30 minutes of stirring!

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  10. That creme brulee looks amazing! I love polenta too but have never had the stir-for-30-minutes kind. I have to make it soon.

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  11. You can't beat a meal that ends with creme brulee!

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  12. That looks delicious! Brava!

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  13. Your mamma is so lucky to get homemade polenta! I have never bought the instant kind of polenta.. though it would be nice to have on hand for a quick craving!

    Your crème brulee looks delicious too!!

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