The biggest news in the kitchen is that JR landed back in the states, even if his luggage did not. Still not back in New Mexico, but at least is no longer 1/2 the world away. Like the title says … not much else of note in the kitchen here during Week 4 – I made another Rotisserie Chicken Stock, which needs the fat strained off and to be frozen in 2 cup servings. I feast(ed) on chicken off the bone along with left over soup and cumin flat bread. And I cleaned out the freezer, throwing away 2 grocery sacks of miscellaneous, unrecognizable-due-to-freezer-burn items. Shelves are again re-organized — MEATS at the bottom, FRUITS & VEGETABLES in the next bin up, topped by frozen stocks, CHILES, and JR’s pizza. Tossed out old flour and pancake mixes along with the mystery foods. Dumped the ICE and started over, while also fixing the ice dispenser so that it will again CRUSH the ice. (Note: We’ve been stuck with whole cubes for months. GASP) So, I suspect I am ready for the SO’s imminent return. I do wonder how I will translate all the cooking I have been doing into a more vegetarian friendly fare. I am suspecting that I can not and I do like having meat protein again. Though it won’t kill me to add FISH in once or twice a week. I suppose that I can make the meat in a packet separate from the other items if pushed. And he can make his own starch if he feels deprived … Time to reconsider all the cookbooks. A LOVELY way to spend the rest of the afternoon on this wonderful Veteran’s Day holiday.