Do I ever feel your pain! My current partner does a lot of the cooking, and I do all the gardening, canning, preserving, and sous-cheffing (if that's a word!), but at 74 now I want to retire from all that hassle as a daily routine. I still love it, just not. Every. Freaking. Day! I like your solutions and have already adopted some of them . Thanks for this!!! :D