Tonight's dinner menu:
Casserole made of: barley, cooked in water that was about one-quarter leftover pizza sauce; a package of thin Italian sausages; a handful of late cherry tomatoes from our garden; sliced celery and mushrooms added during the last twenty minutes. Bake for about an hour and a half or until the barley and the sausage are both done. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if you want.
(and the leftovers make good soup)
Pumpkin-Spice Bread from the bread machine (a yeast bread, not a quick loaf), with apple butter.