Tonight we needed to eat some leftovers since Paula ended up helping my mother out longer than she expected. Fortunately we had stashed some homemade chili in the freezer. We don’t usually keep a lot of leftovers around but it sure came in handy tonight. In my opinion, anything homemade beats eating out, especially fast food, which is usually the only option when you have little or no time. But we got the chili out of the freezer and into the pot. Theodore kept an eye on it while I set the table and made lunches for Friday. In the end it all worked out. I heartily encourage any of you that read this to always keep some basic staples around the house for nights like this when something doesn’t quite go right. And if you make a big hearty dish, then freeze half of it. In 2-3 weeks, you just know that there is going to be a busy, unexpected day and you will need something fast. It is at that time that you will be so glad that you had saved something to have ready!!