Meanwhile, I've tried to avoid cooking anything that will make the house hot inside. We are financially challenged so we can't do take-out, etc. That said, this morning I tossed in a batch of cabbage rolls into the crock pot. It's almost 1 pm and they are beginning to smell very good. I love making these now. I grew up with them, but I always hated steaming the cabbage and burning my fingers on the hot leaves. You have got to read the neat trick a friend of mine passed along...I posted it here (Cabbage Rolls, the Easy Way).
Can't wait for din-din!