One of the things I enjoy most about Sacramento is the cool evenings. No matter how warm the days get, the evenings cool off and most days we’re able to open the windows (minus a the few weeks of summer when it’s just hot.) Recently, these cooler evenings have pushed me more into heartier cooking. Mac and cheese, stews, and polenta. I actually prefer polenta to most things, primarily because it’s minimal ingredients and while I do cook it for some time, it’s mainly hands-off.