This evening I made eggplant Parmesan that was amazing - it used just one one-pound fruit from the garden and I fried in the large square electric skillet to fit the slices more in easily. The marinara was homemade using a bunch of small homegrown tomatoes I turned to sauce. The Ex came over for dinner and we each assembled these on our plates and melted fresh mozzarella cheese on top of the eggplant rounds in the toaster oven. Sauce heated in microwave added, then Parmesan grated on top for one last little broil before moving it on a hot pad to the table. The dishwasher is now full and I closed the door else dogs decide to start licking plates in there. Leftover fried eggplant (and I did some breaded chicken as well) to make into more meals.
Dorothy, I hope they get your floor put back in place soon (and am glad it was discovered before catastrophe hit). It's nice to see all of the steps you go through to prepare for cold weather. We're in the last third of September but tomorrow is supposed to reach 100o so outdoor work isn't very appealing and I have to water the garden every couple of days. Once it gets cold here, switch the thermostat on the heat pump from cool to heat. Preparations finished.