Polenta Crostini and Dating my Husband

You may wonder how polenta and a date night go hand in hand? Well, I never thought about mixing the two until a few weeks ago when my husband and I drove to Portland for a Timber’s soccer game. Most of you know that my husband has been a Varsity boys soccer coach for quite a few years, in southern Oregon where we live. At the end of the season last year, the awesome parents of his team went in together and bought us tickets to one of the Timbers’ games, up in Portland.

Of course we are Timbers fans, living in Oregon.

So for our weekend to Portland, we stayed with our good friends, who had a delicious array of appetizers ready upon our arrival.

Who would have thought of polenta crostini? Grilled with different toppings? It was a fantastic meal–who needs dinner when you’re loaded up on this goodness?)

We were totally spoiled. And then off to the game we went.

We had the special tickets (thank you, team!) so Paul and I sat together, eating hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, Creamsicles … as if we were on a date 20 years ago.

Well, I say “a date,” because we were actually smooching when the Timbers scored their first goal.

Yup, you’ve got it. We totally missed seeing the first goal scored by the Timbers, and the crowd screaming in jubilation.

I quickly grabbed my iPhone and captured the moment right after the goal. I love Instagram. :)

I still like to think we’re dating at times. It brings an element of fun to our marriage, even 21 years later.

Back to the polenta idea.

Have you ever made polenta crostini, and if so, what are your favorite toppings?

13 comments on “Polenta Crostini and Dating my Husband”

  1. We bake our Organic Polenta to use for “buns” for mushroom sliders. Now we’re going to try grilling them. Thanks for the idea!


  2. Love the grilled polenta idea, never done that before but mostly I adore you and Paul. Keep the romance going guys :D xoxo

  3. I love the grilled polenta! Yummy! And dating the hubs, so important!

  4. I always remember this important message from you Sandy….from way back when we first met. I keep it with me and know when it’s time for a date with my sweet hubby!

    Love the idea of grilled polenta!! What great friends you have!

  5. Date night — what’s that? Clearly it’s been far too long for us, so you’ve inspired me to book a sitter for Saturday night!

    Oh, and the grilled polenta sounds TDF…

  6. You two looks so sweet and so happy, what a great date! I would love to try the grilled polenta, looks great.

  7. I love polenta but I must comment. The crowd was cheering for your kiss, not the goal ;-)

  8. This is so sweet Sandy. I love date night, it is so much fun just to revert to dating and relax. Fun!

  9. I have never had polenta grilled like that, I will totally have to try this! I love polentna sooo much. And I also love date night, we still call it that. Although we have only been together 4 years, date night, no matter what it is, is a must. You guys are too cute!

  10. What a sweet post! I have never had polenta crostini, but I am going to try it a.s.a.p.!

  11. I love polenta and want to find ways to cook with it more often. This looks like a great start!

  12. This was my favorite appetizer at a little hole it the wall that closed. They served it with a tomato sauce and lightly sauted squash and zucchinni sticks. Yum!

  13. It’s so important to have “date nights” no matter how long you’ve been married. Looks like you guys had a great time……

    As for the polenta – never done the crostini idea. Looks good though – topped with roasted cherry tomatoes, some feta and basil. Yum.

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