The art of cooking small

I am the mother of five grown children. As our family grew, I adjusted my shopping, food prep and cooking methods to accommodate. One by one, as my children began to leave the nest, I found that shopping and cooking meals for a smaller household presented its own challenges. I went from preparing meals for a family of seven down to two—my husband and me.

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The bane of canines: squirrels

January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. I was reading an article about it and found some suggestions about how to celebrate. It mentioned leaving healthy snacks out for squirrels, watching documentaries to learn more about them, and changing your Facebook profile or desktop screen to pictures of squirrels. I don’t know about you, but I know my dogs would not appreciate having their photos replaced by “The Enemy.”

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