Oatmeal Cookie Banana Crisp with Chocolate Kahlua Sauce
So yesterday was like a gazillion ingredients.
Today there is six, seven including the salt and pepper.
But really no one counts salt and pepper.
Originally, I had something else for today, but since yesterday was a big meal I figured today I would go the appetizer/ side dish route. For some reason I really like creating full course meals for you guys. Appetizers have never been a big thing in my family. It was always dinner and then dessert.
These though are the perfect appetizer or the perfect side dish. I served them as a side since the only entertaining we do is feeding and cleaning up after dirty snowboarders. They want just one giant meal – all at once.
Basically it is a free for all around here.
Ahh! Wait, stop all previous thoughts.
I literally just got news that I have a new cousin.
A little baby boy!!
I think that is still being determined.
Welcome to the family kid!
You now have a total of twenty-six aunts, uncles and cousins, plus your dad’s side of aunts, uncles and cousins – all looking out for you.
We are crazy, but we’ll love you for life. Even if you are some crazy Italian like your dad who lives for his Momma’s homemade meatball subs. Although, who can blame him? I am betting those subs are out of this world!
Lest just hope you get your mom’s dimples, your dad’s golfing skills and maybe a little less of your big sister’s feistiness. I take that back, your dad probably wants you to have that.
Congratulations Erin and Joe!
Oh and of course congrats on becoming a big sister Alexa!
Alright, now that I have shared my family news lets talk about these polenta rounds.
Awesome out of this world polenta.
These polenta rounds, that I almost did not make because I thought you guys might think they were boring. Trust me, they are so not boring.
First, the grilled polenta.
Holy moly, oh my gosh. Grilled polenta is so good.
It’s like a crunchy chip on the outside, but with just a little softness on the inside. It’s crazy.
Then the warm gorgonzola with the the crisp peach?
I am loving the cheese and fruit combos so much this summer.
I am addicted, and I think it may be becoming a problem.
But really, the peach and gorgonzola combo is the best combo around. But of course, around here pretty much everything needs sauce……
Which is where the sweet and spicy chipotle honey comes in.
Yes, chipotle honey. Sounds a bit strange, but they actually go great together. Try it, you’ll like it!
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I am thinking cupcakes need to be made to celebrate…….
I made these as an appetizer last month and we LOVED them! Very easy and a wonderful mix of flavors. We used Mike’s Hot Honey because we had some but I’ll definitely try the Chipotle Honey next time!
Awesome!! So glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! xT
Absolutely delicious!! A wonderful blend of tastes.
Love your recipe!! I included it in a feature article in my wellness blog on Tapas. The link is here —-> http://www.gaiahealthblog.com/baila-me-dance-with-me-in-granada-spain/
Thank you so much!
We just tried this tonight as an appetizer when I made dinner for some friends. We liked it!
I couldn’t find polenta rounds at the grocery store so I just made my own following the instructions for the stove-top on the box, and then put the polenta into a drinking glass lined with saran wrap to get a log shape. I heated up the polenta rounds on a pan and while they weren’t super crispy on the outside it was good enough. I used this recipe for the polenta log: http://forkfingerschopsticks.com/cornmeal-how-to-make-home-made-polenta-chub-rolls/
My husband used chipotle tabasco sauce and it turned out well–he only used a few drops just for a hint of chipotle. Yum :-).
YA! So happy you guys loved and great thinking making you own polenta logs! Thanks for giving it a try!
These sound so good with the juicy peaches, creamy/tangy gorgonzola and that spicy honey! Great flavour combo!
Thank you, Kevin! I love the gorgonzola with the peaches! It is so good!
Congratulations on your new little cousin!
These appetizers are brilliant…sweet, salty, spicy, smoky. They’ve got it all!
Thank you so much, Dara!
Congrats on the birth! Love this dish 🙂
Thank you so much, Nessa!! The little guy is so cute!
Yay for new babies! And this appetizer? Wowzers!! Looks so GOOD!
He is so cute!! Thanks Jocelyn!