Woo haa. I'm glad this place is kickin. Your mod here. I have some food ideas that I always seem to stick to because I never have enough money to make five course meals like the ones I was raised on. I am very much for eating good because I was raised on a lot of processed food that gave me high cholesterol as an eleven year old. Most of these my grandmother would make when she was in a hurry, and tuned out useful in college and the real world. I will post an amazing spaghetti sauce recipe soon that is great for freezing. Tuna/Chicken Melts A can of tuna/chicken Some mayo/miracle whip Optional: Mushrooms, onions, cheese, celery, tomatoes, olives, bell peppers...veggies, etc. Mix up the tuna, mayo, and whatever else you have that sounds like it would work and slap it on one half of a bun or bagel. I usually top mine with shredded cheese (from a block, not a bag...too expensive for something you can do yourself with a shredder from the dollar store.) Pop it either in the toaster oven or conventional oven on the broil setting until the cheese is melted or the bun/bagel begins to brown on the edges. Grandma's Canned Potatoes One can of sliced canned potatoes One can of green beans A small jar of mushrooms or fresh Butter/butter like stuff in a tub Rosemary, garlic powder and salt if you have it Get your frying pan heated up on about medium high and melt some butter in it. Throw in the drained potatoes, green beans, mushrooms and seasonings until the potatoes begin to brown. Ta da! You can also make any of the three staples the same way if you don't have all of them...tastes great. Poor College Student Meal Half a bag of frozen Potatoes O' Brian or Southern Style Hash browns (most stores have this pretty cheap - about $.99 for smaller known brands) Eggs Shredded cheese from the block......J Lo ain't got nothing on my cheddar. Butter Salt Optional: You can add about anything to this, ham, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, yada yada. You can also do it without the eggs. Basically the same as the previous one, heat up a frying pan with butter on medium high. Throw in the frozen potatoes of your choice and any meat or veggies you have. Cook until you like it...I prefer my potatoes to get a little browned. At the end, crack in a couple eggs and mix them up to scramble them. Lastly add your cheese to melt. Salt to taste. Soup For A Week (This might be a little spendy but the number of meals you can get out of it makes up for it, it all depends on how big of a pot you have...freezes well too.) Canned stewed tomatoes (Anything listed below is optional and should be washed and cut bite size) Potatoes Carrots Celery Onions Cabbage Meat -- beef chuck roast/ground turkey or beef Barley (makes the soup very very filling, a must in my book) Pasta -- bow ties work well, anything small is good Italian seasonings If you are using meat, get that cooked in a little oil in your pot. You can either use the leftover juices for the broth or drain. Get the tomatoes started in a little oil and seasonings, try to mash them up with your spoon because this is the base for your broth. Add water but make sure to leave enough room for all the other stuff. Bring to a boil and add potatoes, celery, onions, cabbage...etc. Once your potatoes are soft enough to eat, turn heat down and simmer for a half hour to an hour to let the flavors come out and blend. Cook your pasta in a separate pot during this time. Add cooked pasta and barley for the last 5 - 10 minutes.