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Polenta Towers

Robert is working on his fine motor skills constantly.  He makes everything into towers, so I thought I would use his building obsession to make dinner more fun.  The result?  Super tasty Polenta Towers topped with fresh veggies.  And I couldn't help myself, I made my towers into a face.  (Lame, I know...)

Polenta Towers


  • Slice the Polenta into 10 1/2 inch thick round slices

  • Slice 10 round Zucchini slices

  • Cut 10 Tomatoes in half

  • Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a sauté pan. Add the Zucchini slices and let cook until they are soft and browning. Turn, and repeat on the other side. The time needed will vary based on the thickness of your slices.

  • Meanwhile, in another pan, heat more olive oil - enough to generously coat the bottom of the pan. Add the Polenta slices and brown one side before flipping and browning the other. This should take about 5-7 minutes.

  • When both the Zucchini and Polenta are almost ready, heat olive oil in a third pan and add the Spinach and Pepper to taste. Gently wilt the spinach without overcooking. This will only take a minute or two.

  • Construct your towers by stacking the Polenta, Spinach, Zucchini, and finally the Tomato halves.

  • Use the remaining Tomato halves to decorate your plate.

  • Serve immediately as these are best when hot!

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