Oh, Kay... what is a young old person. I have ideas! If you're in MN on the MS, and vegetarian (or even just prefer to use veggies), right now, before it gets too cold, which is supposed to start tomorrow, buy a lot of veggies and light some coals. Coat the veggies in olive oil & your favorite seasonings, and grill them all. Chop. Yumm. Makes a great basis for bean, lentil, and split pea soups. Take advantage of the end of season veggies. But I will move over to the vegetables part of this and we can continue. Welcome to DC.