Friday, February 10, 2023

Zganci and the Weekly Menu #EattheWorld

Zganci is a traditional Slovenian dish made with such common, ordinary foods it is often called Poor Man's Food.  Served with cream or yogurt it makes a quick and easy breakfast.


We are traveling to Slovenia this month as we Eat the World........
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Each month Evelyne of CulturEatz invites us to join her in exploring the cuisine of different countries.  This month we are going to Slovenia.  

Check out all the wonderful Slovenian dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Find out how to join Eat the World here and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 
This was not my original recipe.  I had made a wonderful Creamy Mushroom Soup to share with you however when I went to write my post I discovered that I had somehow deleted all the photos of that dish.

I still wanted to participate so I went on a Google Search and found this Poor Man's Food that was perfect as I had all the ingredients and hadn't had breakfast yet.

Zganci pin

If you are a Cream of Wheat fan you are going to love this warm, comforting dish.  Made with cornmeal, water, salt and butter it comes together in a snap.  I topped mine with light cream and a bit of honey.

Tonight we are having our neighbors over for a Valentine's Day Dinner with a Mardi Gras flair.  It should be fun.  No plans for Superbowl Sunday.  

On Valentine's Day, I have a follow up with the orthopedic surgeon in the morning and Bella gets her stitches removed in the afternoon.  I am making one of Frank's favorite meals for dinner that evening to let him know just how much I appreciate him.  Friday night we are going to our friends Bob and Cathy's for dinner.  I'm looking forward to spending time with them as we plan our trip to Normandy, France in 2024.

I am sharing my Weekly Menu with you here, under which you will find the recipe for the Zganci.  I hope you have a wonderful week.

Chicken Pot Pie

Sunday Supper
Beet Salad
Lamb Empanadas

Meatless Monday
Drunken Noodles

Tuesday-Valentine's Day
Orange Pots de Creme


Seafood Ravioli

Friday-Dinner at Bonacorsis

Breakfast, cornmeal, hot cereal, comfort food
Yield: 2
Author: Wendy Klik
Zganci (Slovenian Porridge)

Zganci (Slovenian Porridge)

Zganci is a traditional Slovenian dish made with such common, ordinary foods it is often called Poor Man's Food. Served with cream or yogurt it makes a quick and easy breakfast.
Prep time: 1 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 6 Min


  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. instant polenta(corn flour)
  • 1 T. butter
  • pinch of salt
  • Yogurt or Cream for serving
  • Honey for serving, if desired


  1. Place the water, salt and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over med high heat.
  2. Add the cornmeal, whisking continuously until desired consistency is met.
  3. Divide between 2 bowls and top with yogurt or cream.
  4. Pass the honey for those who like a sweeter porridge.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

6.01 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.69 g

Carbs (grams)

18.74 g

Fiber (grams)

0.33 g

Net carbs

18.41 g

Sugar (grams)

3.04 g

Protein (grams)

1.83 g

Sodium (milligrams)

71.52 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

15.33 mg


  1. I love cream of wheat. Weekly menu is beautiful. So nice you are planning a trip to Normandy.

    1. I'm very excited. This has been on Frank's bucket list for a long time.

  2. This is comfort food for me. I tried the buckwheat version too.


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