Flexible quantities and the ability to use pre-prepared, canned, and frozen ingredients make this flavorful, veggie-filled meal go together quickly and easily. Chop up an onion, mince a garlic clove, open a few bags, jars, and cans and it will be simmering on the back of the stove in no time. Yet it tastes as if you’d been cooking all day. Meatless as written, it’s suitable for Lent, but there is no reason not to add whatever cooked meat you have on hand. Look at the optional ingredients suggestions for additional possibilities to use any other vegetables you happen to have on hand. Additionally, I’ve included a recipe for preparing polenta to go under the sauce, but you could put it on pasta if you prefer after the contest. Note: Low fat if you use restraint with the olive oil. Note: Can be made in the crockpot if you prefer.