This one was a grand slam for the cleanout: finally finished up some year-old polenta meal; the last few marinated artichoke hearts from an enormous Costco bottle; and remnants from several jars of different kinds of sun-dried tomatoes, long lost in corners of the refrigerator.
Simple approach: cook the polenta in milk; spread it over parchment on a big baking sheet. Layer with mozzarella (and a dusting of “June 2009” parmesan from the freezer) and a tapenade of the tomatoes (with some black olivers, and crushed red pepper), then the chokes.
Broil, then basil for color.
Things came full circle on this one: I bought the polenta a year ago, for pizza–I like to use corn meal to dust the stone or pan for a wheat crust. That use consumed about 1% of the bag of polenta. From dust to crust–this one got its star turn and a ticket out the door!
This was 11 of 12 for PD. #12 came an hour later and not a minute too soon, with a yogurt tart on a ginger crust. Pantry Detox 2010 accomplished!