Good morning ladies. I had to sign in to check on @vickib50. If anyone knows or Vicki if you can let us know . . . Ugh! I will be so glad when this hurricane season is over. I always hear that even though the season goes through November that it's essentially over when you get a cool front and we have had that so hoping we are done. If ONLY those storms could send all that water to some of the places where it's desperately needed. I'm glad to see some posts are still going on here. It's sad for me to see the thread die out after all this time. Re the sweet potatoes, when the girls were little and Hubs started taking them with him when he went to work in his pastures, he would bring some sweet potatoes with him (plus Cheetos and Capri Suns I found out later - which I almost never bought or let the girls have), Then he would make a fire and let the sweet potatoes cook - not sure if they were wrapped or not. He would have a squeeze bottle of margarine (which I can't believe he ever ate) in his cooler and they would eat them with that out in the fields. They have a lot of happy memories of cooking out like that while Mom got a break from all of them back at home. @Cathy - SO sorry to hear you have been dealt another injury!!! I wish I could help in some way but I can always listen if you want to send a message. Re the ads - they may not be as noticeable if you are used to them or to those who are not online very much but I spend several hours a day online and pay for my ad blocker and appreciate not having to see so many ads. Geez @XUfan - you are definitely taking your time to get healed back up - I am sorry about that too! My goodness, collectively we are all having a difficult time with various health and other issues! So cooking, not much going on here either but I did make 4 loaves of that fabulous bran bread yesterday. Hubs got home just after I took them out of the oven and took a loaf that was still hot to the neighbors 2 houses down who had the entire contents of their house out on the road for trash pickup as it had been flooded. Today or tomorrow I will cook them and us both a roast with the usual (boring) vegetable accompaniments. I'm a bit ashamed to say that between the 2 of us we polished off a loaf (well, they were smaller than normal since I made 4 instead of the usual 3 humongous ones!), I sent 1 to work today with Hubs (SO tired of him working ALL THE TIME) and I will probably send half of the last one home with middle daughter, who came down yesterday. And that will take care of most of the bread! Take care ladies, heal up and feel better. Oh 1 more thing, @LovetoSaveMoney - re your comment on stocking up - YES - it's really hard to change that mindset. For so long I cooked for us 5, plus planned for leftovers for Hubs' lunch the next day and an extra meal or 2 during the week and there were always extra kids hanging around too - either my 3 nieces, the 2 neighbor girls or one of the neighbor boys. I have 2 big Circulon pots and I would use one or both nearly every day. Now Hubs is bugging me to get rid of them and I'm not ready to yet. But I am making progress and the freezers are looking good.