Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer does these cool "Works for Me Wednesday" posts. Well, recently she had one with this question:
"We've all had days like this (if you haven't, then really, I don't want to hear about it): The day has been crazy, kids have too much homework, you have a sinus headache, laundry is piled high, you've been too busy to get to the store, 5:15 rolls around, and your in-home cook hasn't shown up yet. That's when you remember that you don't have an in-home cook, and feeding that rag-tag bunch is somehow your responsibility.
I know, the obvious answer is "carryout", but lets imagine that you can't. Let's imagine that an asteroid struck your house yesterday and melted your car. And while we're at it, let's imagine that giant bread-loving aliens invaded earth and stole all our bread, so sandwiches are out. You have to fix a meal. What are the catch-all, quick-and-easy-dinners-that-still-manage-to-taste-decent that you keep on hand?"
Go here to find the answers. I went through a bunch of the responses and copied and pasted the ideas into a Word document called "Quick Suppers." A lot of them are pretty cheap, and some are pretty healthy as well. Happy hunting!