We’ve been splitting and stacking extra wood today to make sure we’re fully stocked for the seriously cold blast expected this weekend (-27F/-33C!!!). It’s already on the chilly side, although the work is a good distractor. 🙂 So is a full belly full of what I call warming food. To be honest, by the time the middle of February rolls around, my appetite for soup is waning. Which means I have to start looking for other quick-to-make alternatives. Like today’s polenta topped with a sauté of garlic, greens, Italian seitan, and diced tomatoes, with a sprinkling of parmesan. From start to finish, 20 minutes….although the happy warm belly afterglow is guaranteed to last much longer. 🙂 Keep warm, friends!