This is very delicious. There are only 2 of us, so I freeze the rest & reheat. I made the recipe from the cookbook and made polenta from scratch as follows: 2.5 cups whole milk 3 cups water salt 1.5 cups cornmeal for polenta 2 TBSP unsalted butter 1 garlic clove, minced black pepper Boil water, milk, 2 tsp salt. Slowly pour in cornmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to lowest, cook, covered, stirring vigorously every couple minutes, about 10 minutes until it looses raw taste. Stir in butter, garlic, salt & pepper to taste. Cover while you make the rest, then spread in bottom of casserole and top with the pepper & sausage topping.