I am all for fast fix food. You know I get a lot of ideas from Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meal show. I don't usually cook what she does, but I do get ideas from her. Last night everybody wanted macaroni and cheese. But, I always need to cook protein with everything so that my family eats less macaroni and cheese. We had sausage, but it would take too long to grill so I took out the meat from casings (Rachel does that a lot) and cooked the sausage on the skillet. It only took 10 minutes and I added sauges to macaroni and made a salad.
I make tacos a lot with turkey meat. Turkey ground meat cooks very fast and I add taco seasonings and we have turkey tacos. Just add diced tomatoes, avocado, onions or anything else you like in tacos. My family loves it.
I also try to cook on Sunday for a few days. There have been Sundays where I cooked several main dishes for the week, but have not had time lately. I need to start doing that again. Stews and soups are really good dishes to cook in advance since they will not dry out when heated up.
It maybe too late to go back and make a new start, but it's not too late to make a new ending.
I eat to live. I don't live to eat.