Yesterday was bloody freezing. So cold I had no patience to walk to the grocery store after we got back from Thanksgiving weekend at my folks in NJ. Enter polenta — aka comfort food from the pantry. Polenta is so versatile — I could eat it with just olive oil, salt, pepper and cheese, as a breakfast with warm milk and brown sugar or broiled in slices the next day. But this hearty sauce is perfect for a freezing night.