I was watching the Monique show one night, which featured female comedians from the film the ‘Queens of Comedy’. As they reminisced about the ‘good old days’ and their humble beginnings doing stand-up comedy tours, one of the ladies recalled—and then demonstrated—how she cooked her food when no microwave was available in her hotel room. Her secret was aluminum foil and the hotel iron. Yes, Sugar, she’d serve up the grilled cheese sandwiches like a pro, by holding the hot iron on each of the sandwich for a few minutes: turns out that aluminum foil handles more than just oven-duty and leftovers. My Aunt Alice, also frugal shopper (it runs in the family), loves foil too. She recently emailed me some more tips on using aluminum foil in unconventional ways, and I thought I’d share them.