one thing i made this weekend was 15-minute pasta. not hard, obvi, but super good.
i started with frozen spinach-pesto filled gnocchi from trader joes. i heated up some oil and threw them in. i stirred whenever i could (though clearly not enough, because they got a little burnt).
while it was cooking, i made pasta sauce with the following quick-and-easy recipe:
/ a couple of spoonfuls of minced garlic.
< one can of diced tomatoes.
\ one can of tomato paste
mix those things together in a heated saucepan with a little bit of olive oil. you could first put some onions in, and cook them for 2-3 minutes, but i didnt have any. as the above ingredients are warming, quickly chop some frozen artichokes and a few strips of fake bacon. throw those in as well. put in some basil, a splash of lemon juice, a tiny pinch of sugar, and let it cook for like 5 min on medium heat while you get everything else ready.
while these things were cooking, i made a smoothie with frozen blueberries, frozen mangos, raspberry sorbet, and soymilk.
and then, tah-dah! a really good meal done in 15 min!