As the days shorten, this polenta dish seems like the perfect meeting of my meals to come and those pleasures I will have to leave behind. I am finally beginning to crave rich risottos and dark, meaty stews.
Secretly, I could live on chocolate and coffee. But don't tell anyone, since I make my living writing about vegetables. And my darkest secret is this: My favorite thing in the whole world is (or was) chicken pan drippings.
Men are very competitive, so try making up a fake race that's an unrealistic distance at some vague, incredibly far off time. He'll become obsessed with winning and training, and it will never occur to him to question a 400 mile marathon in Decembruary.
If you stock your pantry with high-quality basics and foods you love, you won't overspend on last-minute grocery store runs. You'll eat healthier and always be able to throw together a satisfying meal.