thank you for the encouraging thoughts on my feeling low post, and thank you for the recipes. i've decided to go for the slow cooker one, just because i don't have any cheddar cheese in the house. but i can get it, so that's a recipe for a future day. i think i only have one head of cabbage left, and i'm not sure i'm going to have enough energy for making okonomiyaki this weekend. but we'll see!