Thanks for this thread--- I'm reading and taking notes. I have school from 5-10 mon, wed and thurs nights (and Saturday and Sunday mornings)plus Aidan has football at night and Danny has soccer---I feel like I've barely cooked all summer due to school, I need to figure out shortcuts. We've been doing alot of things from Trader Joes--- we use their frozen chicken strip bags for chicken tacos and chicken cacciatore. We like their frozen meatballs and their roasted chicken. I use ground beef and canned manwhich, and some chili powder call it chili (my family likes it).