I took Jocelyn's suggestion and piled all those roasted veggies (tomatoes, squash, carrots, onions, garlic) into the blender and ended up with three quart bags of veggie sauce to freeze. It'll be like bringing out summer when it's dreary. But this baby - an Old German tomato - was too beautiful not to be used fresh. It went into a salad of chopped tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, basil and cubes of mozzarella, tossed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
As I drove to the grocery store after work to get some ingredients I lacked for dinner, I was lost in thoughts of planning the menu. Some guy pulled up alongside me and leaned out his window to leer at me. I was so startled when I noticed and turned to look at him that I burst out laughing. From his expression, I'd say it wasn't quite the response he was hoping for. I was still laughing about it when I got home. I wonder in what universe this tactic might work for a man?