Ouch. Reality set in. Now we go out to eat only on special occasions, and cook in our kitchen most nights. That’s a reversal that’s making me feel sorry for restaurants in our neighborhood, those we used to keep quite busy. But the kitchen really is the heart of any home, and our apartment’s heart was just not beating very strongly for years. It’s making up for lost time.Planning is everything. Don’t wait until 5 p.m. to begin thinking about dinner. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate 3 course meal. There are going to be days when 5 p.m. arrives a lot sooner than you expected, but if you have some meals already prepared in the freezer, it won’t be a big deal.Although the list of places you can find hidden sodium is huge, you don’t have to give up your favorite snacks. There are low sodium chips, crackers, and popcorn. You just have to look a little harder.All women in the Siouxland area are invited to the Kick-Off to learn more about SFN, according to Lederman. The president of their Board of Directors will welcome the women, and Interest Group leaders will each speak about their activities to potential new club members.