What’s in Your Garage?

Is your car parked in the driveway because there’s no room for it in the garage?   When the roof of a friend’s car was badly dented as the result of a well-forecasted hail storm, I asked, “Didn’t you know the storm was coming?”   “Oh, yes, I knew,”   “Well then, why didn’t you put your car in the garage?”  “Couldn’t— too much stuff in there. You think these dents will pop back out when the sun hits them?”    If you’re like     read more

Warmed-Up Leftovers

How many Styrofoam boxes from restaurants or plastic containers with the remains of homemade delights do you have hanging out the fridge?    At our house “Leftovers Night” has always been popular.  It’s a welcome break for me, the cook, and everyone enjoys picking and choosing from a smorgasbord of foods ranging from meatloaf and mashed potatoes to oriental noodles and lasagna.  All I have to do is add a side of fresh salad and, “Voila!” dinner is served, the shelves of the refrigerator are cleared for the next round     read more