#2: Fish taco dinner
Another fast meal from the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute: Tilapia Tacos with Chipotle Cream, Spanish rice, Mexican hot chocolate and purchased sugar cookies. Break spiced white tilapia into pieces for tacos and top with a creamy chipotle sauce. ICASI Student Services Director Ruthann Kostadinov says: "Sometimes, I feel like the queen of fast food. I've learned that if it takes more than 30 to 45 minutes, my husband will suggest takeout."
Frozen tilapia is easy to work with; it's already skinned and boned. Rub with seasonings, and it's ready for the skillet. Rice mix from a box is an easy side dish. Another option: Pick up some side dishes at your supermarket's deli and get cookies from the bakery department.