Frugal Food Adventures: Polenta With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

I think it’s safe to say that I am list-obsessed. I have a list of daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals, and yearly goals. I have long term goals, bucket list goals, career goals, and personal goals.

To ensure I don’t just make a bucket list that never gets fulfilled, I have a yearly list and a seasonal list. I have one for myself and one for the kids. This year’s list for me included learning to swim in deep water (done!) and learning to shoot a gun (done!).

My seasonal list for the family  includes fun activities (the amusement park, sprinkler park, hiking, and swimming this summer) and food (late summer peach pie, fresh tomato salad, watermelon fresca drink). I love food!

Earthy and savory foods are some of my fall bucket list favorites. I saw this recipe for Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts, and had to try it. I’m willing to try just about anything with mushrooms in it.

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I used my sale-bought polenta ( half of my $1.49 box), plus Brussels sprouts ($1.99) and mushrooms ($0.99) from Aldi. It cost me about $3.74 to make a batch, and was delicious and filling! I will definitely make it again.

My kids are HUGE Brussels sprouts fans, so yes, they all ate their serving with gusto.

If you are interested to see which foods and crafts we have on our Fall Bucket List, you can check out my board on Pinterest.