I spend so much time in the kitchen. Really. But sometimes I either lack the energy or impulse (or both) to cook, leaving me snacking and trying to find quick meals to assemble with on-hand ingredients and minimal effort. Pasta is up there on my go-to list of quick-and-easy meals, but as I drew closer to plunging the last of my whole wheat elbow macaroni in a pot of boiling water, I suddenly lacked any desire for noodles. It's rare for me, but it happens. Strangely enough, the meal that would be pasta morphed into a slightly more labor-intensive seitan-making session. As in chicken-style seitan for a "chicken" marinara sandwich. I guess I snapped out of my laziness. The reasoning probably isn't that solid, but hey, at least I stuck with the pasta sauce, so the idea didn't just come from nowhere.